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Andrew J. Scott III, former Chief of Police for Boca Raton, Florida, is frequently interviewed by the media on current news topics relating to police car chases, excessive use of force, electro-muscular disruption devices (EMDD), and TASER® weapons. Recent quotes appear below.

Fox 28 WFLX June 5th

West Palm Beach police whistleblower fired


MTV News – January 15th

Did the Egg Raid of Justin BieberR’s House Go Too Far?

By James Montgomery (@positivnegativ)


The Ledger – September 30th

Impact of State Attorney’s ‘Death Letter’ Characterized as Irrevocable

By Matthew Pleasant – The Ledger


The Ledger – February 22

Police Chief, Public Information Officer Have Close Ties

By Eric Pera – The Ledger


Baltimore Sun – February 16th

Missteps in trainee shooting ran afoul of standards, experts say

By Justin George – Crime reporter Baltimore Sun


Homeland Security – Wed, 01/16/2013

Options for Consideration Active Shooter Preparedness Video

By S.A. Miller, New York Post Washington Correspondent


New York Post, January 17, 2013

President Obama unveils his gun-reform proposals, setting off a battle in Congress

By Geoff Earle and S.A. Miller, Post Correspondents


Orlando Sentinel, August 17, 2012

Expert: Officer’s takedown maneuver on elderly man was ‘uncontrolled’

By Amy Pavuk


Nevada Public Radio, KNPR, August 6, 2012

Looking Forward with Metro’s “Use of Force” Policy

Audio commentary by Andrew J. Scott, III along with Lawrence Mower, reporter of Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Richard Boulware, Vice President of the Local Chapter of NAACP.


Polk State College, July 3, 2012

Polk State Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety Belongs to Elite Group


National Public Radio (NPR), March 22, 2012

“Police Chief In Sanford, Fla. To Step Aside. Chief Bill Lee says he has become a distraction in the Trayvon Martin case”

By Audi Cornish and Robert Siegel


The Ledger, Lakeland, FL, March 16, 2012

Autopsy concludes police restraints killed Winter Haven man; Winter Haven’s Adam Johnson died after repeated jolts from a Taser

Editor’s note: This story, about the death of a Florida man after he was subjected to four activations of an Electronic Control Weapon (ECW), including one lasting 31 seconds, states that a TASER International spokesman “disputes [PERF] findings about the length and number of shocks that are safe.” See also the related item in 3/16/12 Clips, a TASER memorandum from 2011.By Rick Rousos


Orlando Sentinel, March 10, 2012

“Sheriff changes use-of-force policy after review of deputy-involved shootings”

By Jeff Weiner

Seattle Weekly, February 23, 2011

“Cops Gone Wild”


The Ledger, January 12, 2011

“State Accreditation 2 Years Away for Lakeland Police Department”


The Ledger, June 12, 2010

“Paul Leslie’s Record Raises Questions About Polk Sheriff’s Policies”


Willamette Week, April 14, 2010

“Above The Law”


Press of Atlantic City, March 30, 2010

Bridgeton man charged in high-speed chase that ends in death of 81-year-old Vineland man

Andrew Scott, a former police chief of Boca Raton, Fla., and a consultant specializing in police procedures, said police too often start chasing criminals who aren’t a threat.“Law enforcement has started to recognize that engaging in high-speed pursuits for nonviolent criminals is not worth the liability if lives are not endangered by the fact that it’s a non-violent felon,” Scott said.


USA Today, March 15, 2010

Automakers’ competition fierce for law-enforcement fleets

“The patrol car is indeed their office,” says Andrew Scott, former chief of police in Boca Raton, Fla. … If a manufacturer can come up with a best-case scenario providing fuel efficiency, coupled with room and protection and performance, and make it at a cheaper price, police agencies (will) be loyal,” says Scott, now a police consultant.”

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