Meet the “Expert” Who Teaches Cops to Shoot First and Then Gets Paid to Get them Off After

When cops kill people and aren’t indicted for their murderous actions, the public is often left wondering how in the world this could happen. Well, after meeting “Dr.” William J. Lewinski, the self-proclaimed “expert” in the field of police shootings, you will have a clearer picture of why killer cops get off scot free, most of the time.

After receiving his mail order doctorate from the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities, Lewinski opened his company called the Force Science Institute Ltd. He then began travelling around the country giving training seminars to police departments. According to the NY, the “training” and “studies” presented by Lewinski are referred to as “pseudoscience” by the American Journal of Psychology.

In his seminars, Lewinski essentially teaches police officers to immediately resort to deadly violence by telling officers they can be shot by a suspect within a quarter of a second should the suspect be armed.

This man travels the country and encourages officers to shoot first and ask questions later using self-created arbitrary pseudoscience.

But what happens to the officers who buy into this nonsense and do shoot first and ask questions later? Are they held accountable and indicted by grand juries for shooting too quickly, even when the victims are completely unarmed?

Thanks to Lewinski’s “expertise” in all matters police killings, the Force Science Institute has two functions. The first function is to travel around the country teaching cops to quickly resort to deadly force. The second function is charging $1,000 an hour to defend that cop in court and convince a grand jury that an officer’s deadly force, even against unarmed individuals was justified.

Using a myriad of “studies,” not one of which has been peer-reviewed, Lewinski is able to successfully defend killer cops, even when they’ve shot unarmed men in the back, on video.



Officer Johannes Mehserle was the cop who shot Oscar Grant in the back in the video above. Grant was unarmed and presented no threat to the cops. Mehserle’s defense called in Lewinski to convince the jurors that this was not murder and that Mehserle feared for his life. They were successful in beating the murder charge. Mehserle was found guilty of the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter and was out of jail after only 11-months.


Currently, Lewinski is working on the defense of another high-profile police murder by two Albuquerque police officers charged with murdering James Boyd, the “illegal camping” man in the video above. It will be interesting to see how Lewinski will attempt to defend the officers’ preemptive fear for their lives when they said they were going to shoot Boyd in the penis prior to even coming in contact with the man.

According to the NY Times, Lewinski is an anomaly among expert witnesses as he’s the only one who trains cops and then defends said training.

Many policing experts are for hire, but Dr. Lewinski is unique in that he conducts his own research, trains officers and internal investigators, and testifies at trial. In the protests that have followed police shootings, demonstrators have often asked why officers are so rarely punished for shootings that seem unwarranted. Dr. Lewinski is part of the answer.

“People die because of this stuff,” said John Burton, a California lawyer who specializes in police misconduct cases. “When they give these cops a pass, it just ripples through the system.”


3 Responses to “Meet the “Expert” Who Teaches Cops to Shoot First and Then Gets Paid to Get them Off After”

  1. sovereigntea says:

    Dr. Lewinski is an extremely popular speaker and consultant who has presented to and worked with a diverse span of groups, ranging internationally from the British House of Commons and House of Lords to the London Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, Police Service of Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland Police, I.A.C.P., and domestically from the FBI and other major law enforcement organizations to local police departments. He has presented at more than 100 international, national and regional conferences and has conducted more than 150 training classes and seminars worldwide. His audiences have represented a vast array of professionals, including investigators, attorneys, administrators, internal affairs personnel, and civilian review groups.

  2. ian says:

    If anyone should abide by the law, it should be the police, but the police force is a magnet for smug arrogant, I know better tossers. There are good guys in there too, and we never hear of them, no one blows their trumpet, so to speak.
    The internet is full of videos of police behaving brutally towards defenseless people, women, foreign people who don’t know the language, etc. Lectures and lessons don’t turn you into an arsehole. You’ve got to be that way inclined to start with.

    • ian says:

      I feel that these arseholes should be vetted out, unless of course our glorious leaders want them that way. I doubt that a fascist state could operate using Dixon of Dock Green, (old fashioned) cops.

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