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Brian S. Batterton MAJOR, COBB COUNTY, GA POLICE DEPARTMENT, ATTORNEY Expert Witness Categories: Use of Force | Deadly Force | Officer Involved Shooting Law Enforcement Policies – Tactics | Procedures / Pursuits / School Related Issues Brian Batterton is an attorney in the State of Georgia and currently a Major with the Cobb County Police Department. He has been in law enforcement since 1994 and obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1999 from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. He has served in Uniform Patrol, Investigations, Training (as an instructor and as the Director), Adjutant/Legal Officer to the Chief, and is currently a precinct commander. In addition to his work at the police department, he also lectures for the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute (LLRMI) on both criminal law and procedure topics, as well as, police civil liability.


On February 15, 2022, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Craig v. Martin[i], which serves as an excellent review of the law related to excessive force under the Fourth Amendment.  The relevant facts of Craig are as follows: Officer [...]

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