By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter
A criminal justice program instructor will be giving a lecture today that’s free and open to the public at Centralia College on police misconduct and excessive force.
Professor Gregory Gilbertson is a licensed private investigator, international police trainer and nationally recognized expert witness in police practices and procedures, according to the college. He is currently consulting with criminal defense and civil rights attorneys as an expert witness on over 30 active cases in 14 states.
Gilbertson will share his experience and perspective on what he describes as the epidemic of police misconduct and police excessive force cases currently plaguing our nation. He will also share insights and strategies on how to effectively interact with law enforcement officers in adversarial situations by explaining our fundamental rights and responsibilities under the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments to the United States Constitution.
The lecture is part of the college’s Spring Lyceum series.
The event will be held in Washington Hall Room 103 and runs from 1 p.m. until 1:50 p.m.
Washington Hall, the building that also holds Corbet Theater, sits north of Pear Street and west of Washington Avenue.