2016 Baton Rouge LEO Ambush
I am a Trooper First Class (TFC) with the Louisiana State Police (LSP), and have been with that agency since April 11, 2008. I am assigned to the Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Investigative Division (CID), and have been in that position since January 2013. My current responsibilities are to conduct criminal investigations, primarily for officer involved shootings (both internal and external), major use of force incidents, equivocal deaths, homicides, and other violent crimes throughout Louisiana. Before I was assigned to CID, I was detailed to the Patrol Division and worked criminal interdiction across Louisiana. I am an active volunteer member for the LSP Crisis Intervention Team, and a statewide certified Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) first-responder. Additionally, I am an adjunct instructor at the Louisiana State Police, State Trooper Training Academy. As an adjunct instructor, I instruct both troopers and cadets in topics such as, Homicide Investigation, Interview and Interrogation Techniques and Tactics, Stress Management in Critical Incidents, and Crime Scene Investigation.
Before my employment with LSP (2006 through 2008), I worked for the Saint Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office as a detective assigned to the Persons Crime Section. While there, my primary duties were to conduct criminal investigations into equivocal deaths, homicides, sexual assaults, and other violent crimes. From 2001 through 2006, I worked for the New Orleans Police Department as a detective assigned to the homicide section. Amongst other things, some of my duties included conducting criminal investigations into homicides, equivocal deaths, and officer involved shootings. Before my employment with the New Orleans Police (from 2000 through 2001), I was a deputy with the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. During that short time, I was assigned to work as a bailiff in the Court Security Section and was a part-time member of their Bicycle Patrol Unit.
I graduated from the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Basic Training Academy in the year 2000, the New Orleans Police Department Basic Police Academy in 2001, and the Louisiana State Police State State Trooper Training Academy in 2008. Throughout my career, I received extensive training from Louisiana P.O.S.T. recognized training institutions in Basic and Advanced Homicide Investigations, Equivocal Death Investigations, Crime Scene Investigation, Interview and Interrogation, Critical Incident and Stress Management, and Force Science Institute Ltd. In 2010, I was qualified as an expert witness in general homicide investigations for Untied States Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. I was also qualified as an expert witness in general homicide investigations in the 41st Judicial District Court, New Orleans, LA.