Police Search and Seizure

On July 25, 2008, Conversations with Cops at the Watering Hole will feature a conversation with David Waksman on Police Search and Seizure.

 Program Date: July 25, 2008

Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific

Topic: Police Search and Seizure

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 About the Guest

David Waksman, J.D., is a nationally known homicide prosecutor with vast experience in trying violent offenders. David Waksman has toiled 32 years in the criminal courts of Miami, Florida, after working the mean streets of The South Bronx for six years as a police officer and rising to the rank of sergeant in the New York Police Department.  He may have tried more first-degree murder cases than any other American prosecutor.

 David Waksman‘s career as a prosecutor began under the legendary Richard Gerstein.  He also worked eighteen years as an assistant to America’s most popular, and longest serving Attorney General, Janet Reno, when she served as Miami’s top prosecutor.  During that time period he tried over eighty-five homicide cases to juries, including twenty in which the death penalty was sought.

 David Waksman, not content to fight his battles in Miami-Dade County, has been teaching the cops of America the law and procedures they need to combat violent crimes in their communities.  Since 1988 he has taught a monthly seminar on homicide investigation for the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) in various locations (22 states, 34 cities) across the country.  He also teaches new detectives, crime scene technicians, medical examiners and forensic investigators at the nationally renowned Dade County Medical Examiner’s Police-Medical Investigation of Death seminar.  He has taught classes (one a Fourth Amendment seminar) at the University of Miami School of Law and at several colleges in the South Florida area.  Local police departments continually call upon David Waksman to teach refresher courses and in-service training to their investigators.  David Waksman is the author of the Search and Seizure Handbook.

 About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

 About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

 Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole.


 Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA




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