Police and Security Expert Witness, Specializing in Police and Security Operations
My expert work has a full range, from police policy and procedures, complex felony investigations ( including audit and review) Internal Affairs ( including third part investigations for smaller agencies or conflict cases) wrongful death, use of force, undercover operations and pursuit policy.
On the premise liability and security operations side, I have been retained on multiple occasions as an expert on negligent security guard liability ( both defense and plaintiff), nightclub and restaurant liability. I have worked for major carriers AIG, Farmers and Houston Specialty Insurance.
My services are as follows:
Expert Testimony for Police Procedures, including use of force, deadly force, tactics, pursuit police;
Investigative Expert: Complex Criminal Investigations. I am able to review and opine on the legality and thoroughness of all complex investigations, from homicide cases to major conspiracy cases;
Third-Party Internal or Work Place Investigations;
Police Investigations Involving Brady Issues;
Expert Security Operations- Security guard company training and operations, negligent acts by security personnel up to and including use deadly force;
Deposition and Mediation Services. I am available to assist in preparation for witness deposition or party mediation.
Litigation Support Services
I can assist with preparing for witness deposition and or case analysis.
Areas of Expertise
Complex Criminal Investigations, Police Brady Issues, Police Undercover Operations.
I am a retired LAPD lieutenant with thirty years of police experience including 20 years of supervisory and management experience. I was entrusted with the command of the most coveted units on the LAPD including Homicide Special, Robbery Homicide Division ( all major high profile cases in Los Angeles) and The Special Investigation Section ( all major felony crimes and kidnaps for ransom cases) and the FBI Violent Crime Task Force. I have also worked as a K9 handler, vice and gang officer. I have extensive experience as an Internal Affairs Advocate and Investigator.
I was the owner and CEO of a major security company in Los Angeles. Our clients included two of the most famous and landmark malls and several well known nightclubs and restaurants. I am a sought after premise liability and security expert.
All States and Internationally
About Adam Bercovici, Expert Witness
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The Los Angeles Police Department 1982-2012
Ranks Held : Police Officer, Police Officer 3, Sergeant I, Sergeant II, Lieutenant I and Lieutenant II
Owner and CEO of Critical Solutions Protective Services Group 2010-2017
Owner of Titan National Investigations and Consulting 2012-present
California Licensed Private Investigator CA 188557
Certified International Investigator
Association of Workplace Investigators
California Association of Licensed Investigators
Council of International Investigators
Association of Work Place Investigators
LAPD-Thirty Year Career
Police Supervisor and Manager
Authored the Police Department Undercover Use of Force Guidelines
Awards & Honors
Police Medal for Bravery when my team was ambushed-1994
John Miller NYPD Commissioner of Counter Terrorism
Michael Downing Retired LAPD Deputy Chief of Counter Terrorism
Michel Moore LAPD Chief of Police
Kevin McClure Retired Chief City of Montebello-Retired LAPD Captain
Lisa Stevenson Bassi Edlin Huie and Blum
Sandy Calin, Kramer deBoer and Keane LLP
Dennis Cremins, Captain Burbank Police Department-Retired LAPD Captain
John Thomas Chief of Public Safety University of Southern California
Doug Parker, Littler Mendelson LC
References with contact information provided on request
Claremont McKenna College B.A. English