Address
9063 Autumn Haze Drive
Naples, Florida 34109-1501
Phone: 1-239-593-8033

EXCESSIVE FORCE

Due to the complexities of today's legal system, I accept and review cases only from attorneys or paralegal assistants.

Services:

Evaluation of Excessive Force allegations involving "Less Than Lethal Weapons" including:

  • Tasers
  • Pepper Spray
  • Batons

Review of actions by law enforcement personnel resulting in serious injury or death.

Evaluation of police policies, practices and procedures based on experience, generally accepted police practices, nationally accepted Law Enforcement Accreditation Standards, and the nationally recognized "Use of Force Matrix."

Evaluation of Police Management Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and Departmental General Orders (GO's)

Review of Police Department Training practices and procedures.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • 30 years experience
  • Command Level Experience
  • Advisor, State of Alabama Minimum Standards & Training Commission
  • Lieutenant, Chief's Administrative Staff
  • Captain, Major Department Detective Division
  • College Professor, teaching Fundamentals of Criminal Justice, Homicide Investigation and Criminal Law
  • AA/BS/MS/PhD Degrees
  • Guest Lecturer in Criminal Justice at Major Universities
  • Certified Police Academy Instructor
  • State/Federal Court qualified Expert Witness

Experience:

As an Expert Witness, W.T. Gaut, PhD has accepted cases for both Plaintiffs and Defendants in allegations of excessive force. Those allegations have included excessive force involving;

  • Taser weapons
  • Pepper Spray (OC)
  • Improper Physical Force
  • Marshal Arts Equipment
  • Treatment of Juvenile Offenders
  • Improper Investigative Procedures

His list of clients includes not only individual plaintiffs alleging police misconduct, but also in defense of City, County and State Governments, and Municipal, County and State Police Agencies.