Inside CCW Safe Podcast: Episode 19- Critical Phases feat. Don West, Part III
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Episode 18: Critical Phases feat. Don West, Pt. III
In this podcast, Stan and Mike interview CCW Safe National Trial Counsel, Don West for part III of Critical Phases. The three continue talking about the critical components of a lethal self defense incident picking up where they left off in the last episode.
Episode 18 ended with Bail, and in this episode, they continue talking about attorneys and the process of what happens over the next months to years in a lethal self defense case. They talk about investigators, experts, consultants, and even break down the different types of experts, such as use of force experts, firearms experts, or forensic pathologists.
The talk is based on the experience of the three in lethal self defense cases, and much of the information comes from the first actual first degree self defense murder case in the industry. This was the case of Steve Maddox, who was a member of CCW Safe.
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.