Curtis Marshall

Curtis Marshall

Eagle Security Group
1380 Central Park Boulevard, Suite 202
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Mobile: 540-314-0731
Introduction

Curtis Marshall is a retired ATF Special Agent whose intimate working knowledge and extensive tactical, operational, management, and instructional experience provides a backdrop for his ability to provide case consultation, civil and criminal litigation support, investigative support and expert witness testimony in the areas of: Use of Force Continuum to Include Less Lethal (Less Than Lethal), Excessive Force and Deadly Force, Reasonableness of Use of Force and Use of Electronic Control Devices (TASER); Operational Planning; Firearms and Ammunition to Include Firearms and Ammunition Classifications, Firearms Operation and Ballistics.

Mr. Marshall’s law enforcement career spanned 26 years and includes extensive tactical, operational, management, and instructional experience. His first six years were with the United States Park Police working patrol, motorcycle, and plainclothes assignments, participating in many high-profile events, public demonstrations, and escorts of the President of the United States and visiting heads of state. As a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for the following two decades, he investigated armed drug trafficking organizations and individuals, served as the lead agent on several arson and bombing investigations, led violent crime investigative teams, and served in undercover capacities. Mr. Marshall deployed across the country for high-risk operations as a tactical paramedic and tactical operator with ATF’s Special Response Team (SRT), supporting hundreds of investigations of violent organizations.

A certified and accomplished tactical instructor, he served as the primary use of force trainer for all division ATF Special Agents and state and local task force officers on the proper use of force involving firearms, less lethal equipment, electronic control devices (TASERs), and defensive tactics. As an adjunct instructor for the ATF National Academy, he taught trauma response, tactical movement, use of force, firearms, scenario-based training, and operational planning. Mr. Marshall served as a lead handgun instructor for the ATF Firearm Instructor training and conducted operational planning training for new supervisors. He reviewed division operational plans for every enforcement operation conducted, providing guidance related to personnel, location selection, equipment, tactics, diversions, and other risk management issues. He advised the ATF Special Operations Division on use of force policies and the annual Use of Force Training Curriculum.

Mr. Marshall has testified on many occasions as a police officer and an ATF agent before Federal Grand Juries and during trials, probable cause hearings, and sentencings. As a Senior Special Agent, Mr. Marshall provided expert witness testimony in state and Federal courts regarding firearms trafficking, firearms operation, and the interstate movement of firearms. He has received extensive training on firearms and ammunition and traveled to firearm and ammunition factories across the United States and abroad. He has examined thousands of firearms to determine make, model, caliber, operation, place of origin, and compliance with current laws, and has inspected thousands of rounds of ammunition to determine caliber, manufacturer, and legal classification. He frequently presented firearms educational seminars to a wide audience, to include members of Congress, state and Federal court personnel, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, state firearm examiners, state and local law enforcement, and medical examiners on topics including nomenclature, federal and state firearm and ammunition statutes, safe firearm operation, marking requirements, less lethal weapons, and ballistics. Mr. Marshall’s international training experience includes provision of instruction on firearms and ammunition at the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) in Budapest, Hungary and San Salvador, El Salvador.

After retirement from the government, Mr. Marshall served as the Vice President, Safety and Security, for the Colonial Downs Group, providing oversight of all security matters for a 300-acre horse track facility and six gaming locations in Virginia. He authored and implemented all current security policies and procedures for the company, ensured compliance with state regulatory agencies, conducted physical security assessments of properties, oversaw the security budget, and managed all outside service contracts. He supervised all security training for line security officers and site supervisors, well exceeding the state DCJS training requirements. Mr. Marshall frequently interacted with local and state government and public safety officials for new properties, day-to-day operations, and in preparation of large events of regional or national significance.


Areas of Expertise
  • Deadly/Excessive Force
  • Evidence Analysis & Preservation
  • Firearms & Ballistics
  • Law Enforcement
  • Police Procedures
  • Violent Crimes

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: FORMAL EDUCATION

B.A. Environmental Science (1991)
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia (2016-2017)
Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Master of Military Studies
• Joint, Inter-Agency, and Multi-National Operations
• Command and Control
• Significant Operational Planning Exercises
• Significant coursework on Ethics, Leadership, Organizational Dynamics, Military History, and International Affairs
• Preparation and defense of master’s thesis on Firearms Trafficking Intelligence

TRAINING RECEIVED
Mr. Marshall has received extensive training from the ATF throughout his career as shown below.

ATF TRAINING

Attended ATF’s Firearm Interstate Nexus, Ammunition Nexus, and Advanced Nexus training courses. Provided technical firearm instruction on the operation and ballistics of firearms to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. District Court personnel, local prosecutors, state lab personnel, local police, the ATF Academy, and the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) in Budapest and El Salvador, and the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS - Coming Soon


CERTIFICATIONS and CLEARANCE - Coming Soon
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: TEACHING EXPERIENCE

A certified and accomplished tactical instructor, Mr. Marshall served as the primary use of force trainer for all division ATF Special Agents and state and local task force officers on the proper use of force involving firearms, less lethal equipment, electronic control devices (TASERs), and defensive tactics. As an adjunct instructor for the ATF National Academy, he taught trauma response, tactical movement, use of force, firearms, scenario-based training, and operational planning. Mr. Marshall served as a lead handgun instructor for the ATF Firearm Instructor training and conducted operational planning training for new supervisors. He reviewed division operational plans for every enforcement operation conducted, providing guidance related to personnel, location selection, equipment, tactics, diversions, and other risk management issues. He advised the ATF Special Operations Division on use of force policies and the annual Use of Force Training Curriculum.

Mr. Marshall frequently presented firearms educational seminars to a wide audience, to include members of Congress, state and Federal court personnel, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, state firearm examiners, state and local law enforcement, and medical examiners on topics including nomenclature, federal and state firearm and ammunition statutes, safe firearm operation, marking requirements, less lethal weapons, and ballistics.

His international training experience includes provision of instruction on firearms and ammunition at the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) in Budapest, Hungary and San Salvador, El Salvador.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Mr. Marshall has testified on many occasions as a police officer and an ATF agent before Federal Grand Juries and during trials, probable cause hearings, and sentencings. As a Senior Special Agent, Mr. Marshall provided expert witness testimony in state and Federal courts regarding firearms trafficking, firearms operation, and the interstate movement of firearms. He has received extensive training on firearms and ammunition and traveled to firearm and ammunition factories across the United States and abroad. He has examined thousands of firearms to determine make, model, caliber, operation, place of origin, and compliance with current laws, and has inspected thousands of rounds of ammunition to determine caliber, manufacturer, and legal classification.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Mr. Marshall currently serves Eagle as a law enforcement consultant and provides case consultation, civil and criminal litigation support, investigative support, and expert witness testimony in the areas of: Use of Force Continuum to Include Less Lethal, Excessive Force and Deadly Force, Reasonableness of Use of Force and Use of Electronic Control Devices (TASER); Operational Planning; Firearms and Ammunition to Include Firearms and Ammunition Classifications, Firearms Operation and Ballistics.

Provides reports, site inspections, and testifying in depositions and trials as needed.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please reach out to Eagle at mstephens@eaglesecuritygroup.com to set up a complimentary consultation call and to obtain a CV or our fee schedule. Alternatively, you are invited to complete a case intake form with details about your case. Please visit our website: https://www.eaglesecuritygroup.com/expert-witness/

References

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