Bill Flynn has an extensive background in law enforcement including 18 years of supervisory and management experience. As a Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Division Lieutenant, and Investigation Division Lieutenant, Mr. Flynn supervised, managed, and trained police officers and investigators in order to insure that their conduct in the field was consistent with recognized and practiced police policies and procedures as defined by California Peace Officer Standard of Training (POST) standards and by department policy manual.
As a Field Sergeant in the Patrol Division, Mr. Flynn was involved in the day to day training and supervision of police officers and was in charge of all field operations on the particular shift in which he was assigned. He was also assigned as a Sergeant on the department’s Special Weapons and Assault Team (SWAT) and, as such, supervised all incidents involving hostage situations and barricaded suspects.
As a Lieutenant assigned to Internal Affairs, Mr. Flynn investigated cases involving alleged police officer misconduct and cases involving criminal activity that was allegedly committed by police officers.
Mr. Flynn also commanded a multi-jurisdictional Major Crime Task Force comprised of personnel from 12 different jurisdictions throughout Los Angeles County that involved informant development, investigation, mobile/air surveillance and the apprehension of career felons. This extremely sensitive assignment required constant supervision, management, and training involving the Unit's personnel in order to insure that their activities were consistent with recognized and practiced police policies and procedures.
Mr. Flynn holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration, a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Criminal Justice System, and he is the recipient of the State of California POST Commission’s Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Officer Certificates. He has taught at the college level for 30 years and holds a State of California Lifetime Teaching Credential in the field of Police Science and Administration; Public Services; and Public Administration. He has taught at California POST certified in-service training seminars and has sat on the California Police Officer Standard of Training (POST) Advisory Panel that set the teaching standards and curriculum for the State of California Police Academy requirements.
Mr. Flynn has qualified in State Superior Courts and U.S. Federal Court as an expert witness in the area of Police Practices and Procedures; Police Officer Misconduct; Unlawful Detainment/Arrest; Excessive Force; Wrongful Death; Criminal Investigations; Interrogations/Confessions; Surveillance Techniques; Search/Arrest Warrant Service.
Mr. Flynn offers a complimentary initial consultation up to 4 hours, either in person or by telephone, in order to evaluate, make recommendations, and answer any questions you may have pertaining to your case - whether or not his services are retained.
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BackgroundQ: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Qualified Federal Court: Expert - Police Procedures; Crime Scene Reconstruction; Qualified Superior Court: Expert - Police Procedures; Associate of Science - Police Science, Mt. San Antonio College; Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, California State University, Los Angeles;
Master of Public Administration, University of La Verne; California POST Advanced Certificate; State of California Lifetime Teaching Credential - Police Administration, Public Administration; State of California Private Investigator License; Appointee, Superior Court Private Investigator Panel; California Department of Justice Certificates: Informant Development and Maintenance; Internal Affairs; Homicide Investigation; Crime Scene Preservation; Informant Development; Evidence Collection, Identification & Preservation; Surveillance Techniques; F.B.I. Firearms Training; POST Supervisory Certificate;
POST Management Certificate.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: C.A.L.I. - California Association of Licensed Investigators; L.A.C.C.D.I.A. - Los Angeles County Criminal Defense Investigators Association.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Instructor - Criminal Law; Patrol Functions; Criminal Investigations - Mt. San Antonio College
Instructor - Penal Code; Report Writing; Criminal Investigations - Rio Hondo Police Academy
Instructor - POST Advanced Officer Training, Rio Hondo Police Academy
Instructor - In-Service Training, West Covina Police Department
Instructor - Informant Cultivation and Maintenance, Pomona Police Department, Baldwin Park Police Department, Covina Police Department
Instructor - Mobile/Air Surveillance, East San Gabriel Valley Crime Impact Team
Invited Speaker - West Covina Lions Club,
"Proactive Approach to Law Enforcement"; Invited Speaker - City Councils of the East San Gabriel Valley, "Proactive Approach to law Enforcement."
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: approximately 100
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Police Procedures; Unlawful Detainment; Arrest Procedure; Vice Operations; Officer Involved Shooting; Crime Scene Reconstruction; "Confessions"; Wrongful Death (Police Shooting); Use of Informants.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 125
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: March, 2010
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Approximately 60 - 70
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Approximately 60 - 70
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 15 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Initial consultation up to 4 hours is complimentary; Review police reports and court documentation; Review depositions and motions; Recommend areas and subject matter for voir dire in deposing police personnel; Event reconstruction/reenactment (if necessary) including video, photographs, computer digital displays for court presentation; Investigation as needed; Expert Witness Testimony.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Initial consultation either by telephone or in person (up to 4 hours) is complimentary in order to evaluate and make recommendations on your case whether or not I am retained. Any subsequent consulation is also complimentary in order to discuss progress, make recommendations and prepare a declaration as the case progresses.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $150/hr - which includes but is not limited to: Review, highlight and index all depositions and court documents such as trial testimony, hearings and motions; Review and index all police reports and actions; Review and index procedure(s) on any evidence collected; Preparation of graphic court exhibits; Determine, if applicable, whether or not proper use of informant(s) was employed; Reconstruct event/crime scene; Evaluate witness statements for validity, inconsistency or coercion; Evaluate any "confession" for validity, inconsistency or coercion; Determine if actions of police personnel were consistent with department policy and a recognized standard of police practices and procedures; Prepare declaration outlining expert opinion and conclusions based upon review of the case.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Out of town (over night) fee of $500/day in addition to deposition or testimony fee. Additional fees for travel such as air fare, ground transportation; lodging, food, are billed at cost.
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