Excessive-Force

The use of excessive force by police officers is one of the most troubling issues facing our society today.  It seems like almost every day another video or news story surfaces showing a questionable police shooting or troubling use of chemical agents, tasers, physical force, or even deadly force. Professor Gregory Gilbertson specializes in excessive force cases.

As a former S.W.A.T. officer himself, Professor Gregory Gilbertson has nearly 3000 hours of tactical law enforcement training and operational experience. His experience as a police officer, superior court investigator, private investigator, college professor, and international police trainer enables him to examine and analyze use of force incidents from both a practical and academic perspective.

Incidents involving excessive force are especially troubling to everyone. However, it must be recognized that the vast majority of all local, state, and federal law enforcement officers are good, honorable, and trustworthy public servants. They have earned and deserve our gratitude and respect. These brave men and women have dedicated their lives to safeguarding our communities and nation. Police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers, and federal agents are personally responsible for countless compassionate, selfless, and courageous acts every day.

In light of these facts, it is also undeniable that a small percentage of law enforcement officers do not perform their duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with their education, training, and oath of office. These officers are not above the law and must be held accountable for their actions. Working with attorneys, Professor Gregory Gilbertson is committed to pursuing this important work on behalf of individuals that have been injured or died as a result of excessive force.

While Professor Gilbertson has consulted with nearly 50 individual attorneys and law firms in 14 states, he does not accept every case. Professor Gilbertson carefully evaluates the facts and circumstances of every case with counsel before accepting or declining work. In addition, Professor Gilbertson does not accept non-attorney clients unless or until they are represented by a lawyer.

If you’re an attorney or prospective client that has an excessive force case, call Professor Gilbertson at (360) 237-4247, or email him at gilbertson_investigations@reagan.com. His experience, insight, knowledge, and analytical ability has helped dozens of attorneys and clients achieve positive outcomes, and he can help you too.