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

POLICE MISCONDUCT

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

Services:

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

Evaluation and opinion of police practices and procedures based on experience, generally accepted police practices, and nationally accepted Law Enforcement Accreditation Standards.

Crime scene examination and evaluation.

Review of law enforcement investigative procedures, collection and preservation of evidence procedures, and proper interview & interrogation techniques.

Review of Police Management 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 cases alleging police misconduct. Allegations of improper police conduct have included:

  • Use of excessive force
  • Wrongful imprisonment
  • Wrongful death
  • Serious injury
  • Treatment of juvenile offenders
  • Improper investigative procedures
  • Police vehicle chases
  • Improper use of chemical agents
  • Evidence collection and preservation, and
  • "Outrageous Government Conduct" entrapment at the federal level

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.