Frequently Asked Questions
Are police officers expert witnesses?
Not all police officers are qualified to be expert witnesses. The expert has not only experience but a deep understanding of the specific field of police work they are assessing.
What is a police expert witness?
A police expert witness is one who is an expert in the many fields of police work that are litigated in the court system.
What is the role of an expert witness?
An expert witness has a duty to seek the truth. The expert should never testify a certain way because he is being paid. The competent expert is led by the evidence, not the attorney.
What does an expert witness do?
An expert witness is one who has specialized skill sets whose opinion may help a jury make sense of the factual evidence of a case.
What is an expert witness report?
An expert witness may write a report if requested by counsel, the court, or the law. The report needs to be clearly written and footnoted if necessary.
Why are expert witnesses important?
A competent expert can assess the strengths and weaknesses of cases as well as testify in court to the truth. They can help a jury make sense of the facts of a case.
How to impeach a police practices expert?
The best way to impeach a police practices expert witness is with the truth and facts of the case. This sounds simplistic but it often works because many so called experts do not seek the truth.
How much do expert witnesses get paid?
The fee for an expert witness varies wildly. As is typical with most fields, you get what you pay for. At NYPDTRUTH.COM we provide two expert witnesses to assess cases for the price of one.