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Deadly Force

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Michael Levine, during his decades of trial experience has qualified as an expert witness, for both prosecution and plaintiff as well defense, in federal and state courts in 19 states, Puerto Rico and 8 foreign nations. He offers full trial consulting and investigative services in both criminal and civil matters as follows: Expert Witness File Review and Strategy Assessment; Case Particular Design of Cross-Examination "menus" for law enforcement officers; Investigative and Technical and Research Support; Expert Witness Report and/or Affidavit Preparation; and utilizing his extensive experience as a Supervisory Internal Affairs Investigator, the identification of elements of probable cause indicative of false reporting, cover-up and the concealment of Brady materials. Mr. Levine was the first US law enforcement procedures expert whose testimony was accepted in a Japanese court. He is currently active as a police instructor for the US State Department as well as conducting police-involved shooting reviews for the Atlanta and DeKalb County District Attorneys Offices. 

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Michael Levine is a highly-decorated, former federal agent, fluent in Spanish, with service in four federal agencies. He is the only US law enforcement expert ever admitted to testify before a Japanese court, (Japan v Goldstein) and used the Blind Mule Defense which resulted in an acquittal. He is a best-selling author, media consultant, lecturer and police instructor with extensive experience as court-qualified expert witness and trial consultant in civil and criminal matters.

Since leaving the Department of Justice, he has been retained in excess of 500 occasions as a trial consultant/expert witness throughout the United States, Canada, England and Japan. Mr. Levine has also remained active as a police instructor in the US, Canada and Australia. In January of 2008, his police instructional manual "Undercover Tactics and Informant Handling" previously written for the Department of Justice, was published by the New York State Department of Justice Services and utilized as an instructional manual for New York State law-enforcement.  The manual was subsequently edited and republished by the US State Department for the instruction of Brazilian Federal Police which was conducted by Mr. Levine and his team of US-based experts. The manual was subsequently republished via academia.edu from where it is now among the top .05% of Global downloads by police agencies, attorneys and researchers.

 

Retained in more than 500 criminal and civil matters, providing expert testimony and reporting in the following areas of expertise:

  • Interrogation and Interviews/ False Confessions.
  • Police Use of Force and All Related Arrest Procedures.
  • Police Procedures and Standards, All Areas.
  • Police Involved Shooting Investigative Procedures (Retained by two major Metropolitan District attorneys offices).
  • Reenactment of Use-of-force and Arrest Scenarios.
  • Raid Planning and Execution.
  • Informants: Recruitment, Corroboration, Management and Control.
  • Undercover Tactics and Procedures
  • Entrapment Defense, Money Laundering, Asset Seizures
  • Rico: Civil and Criminal, Complicated Conspiracy
  • Narcotics Trafficking, All Levels
  • Blind Mules
  • Police management, Oversight and Hiring
  • Wiretaps (Title III) and Listening Devices
  • Police Corruption and Conduct

Education & Licenses

Licensed Private investigator, New York State, BBA (accounting) Hofstra University.