69 minutes | May 29th 2020

Episode 3: Interview with LAPD Sgt. Andy Markel - Officer in Charge of Tactics Training Unit

In this episode we interview LAPD Sgt. Andy Markel, who spent 30+ years on LAPD and held numerous roles including being a pistol, shotgun and carbine instructor, Use of Force Expert Witness, and concluded his career as the OIC (Officer in Charge) of the LAPD Tactics Training Unit.  

Topics Discussed Include:

  • Teaching tactics to officers.
  • Connecting with and motivating young officers.
  • Changing trends in Use of Force methods deployed by LAPD.
  • Getting a team of instructors on the same page.
  • Sgt. Markel's personal definition of Use of Force.
  • The importance of understanding your department's policy.
  • Tips for success in a Use of Force trial.
  • Understanding depositions... what NOT to do.
  • What is expected of an expert witness.
  • Details about Use of Force cases Sgt. Markel has worked.

Enjoy the episode!

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