Inside CCW Safe Podcast: Episode 17- Critical Phases feat. Don West
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Episode 17: Critical Phases feat. Don West
In this Episode, Mike and Stan talk with Don West about the critical phases of a lethal self defense incident.
They start off with a question from Bruce Gardner about taking images from your cell phone if you are involved in a self defense incident. They talk about the pros and cons of this, and the alternative of making sure that responding law enforcement officer and investigators preserve the evidence, and giving them the information to do so. Don also references the Zimmerman case in this discussion, and how photographs were used and not used in that case.
They talk about the critical phases of a criminal case, and give a great overview of your rights, the stages of investigation, and areas of control, in terms of what you have control over if you are involved in a lethal self defense incident.
They also talk about attorneys, and what you should expect in terms of attorneys if you are involved in a lethal self defense case.
In ending the discussion, they determined to have a follow up discussion with Don about the critical phases of a case to dive deeper into each key part of these phases.
Stan Campbell, Co-Founder/COO
Stan Campbell has over 20 years of experience as a police officer in Oklahoma City. He retired as a Lieutenant over a street crime team, and spent over 10 years on the Tactical Unit (SWAT) and has spent 15 years developing and teaching self-defense curriculum. Stan is a certified National self-defense Instructor and has also instructed officers in British Territories. Stan has extensive experience and knowledge in the critical incident command system, officer involved shootings and use of force incidents.
Mike Darter, Co-Founder/CEO
Mike was a police officer in Oklahoma City from 1991-2001, and a federal contractor for the DOJ from 2001-2011. During his career, Mike investigated and testified in hundreds of violent crimes, including shootings, homicides, and other violent felony crimes. Mike was involved in a shooting as a police officer and went through a lawsuit from that shooting. The lawsuit was later dismissed, but his experience is what led to the creation of CCW Safe.