Media Coverage

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.

News Nation – June 10, 2021
Men drugged and targeted in robberies by women they meet while out

WAFB 9 – April 6, 2021
THE INVESTIGATORS: Jackson deputy marshal accused of choking teen arrested, fired from previous law enforcement agency

WAFB 9 – February 21, 2021
Mayor Broome, BRPD Chief asks judge to release body camera footage of incident involving juvenile

KJRH News – August 10, 2020
A look at ‘use of force’ policy within Tulsa Police Department after deadly shootings over the weekend

KSTP Eyewitness News – July 24, 2020
JUSTIFYING THE FORCE: Initial description of George Floyd’s death fits larger pattern at MPD

KVUE News – June 15, 2020
Austin police investigating after video shows officer kneeling on teenage protester

AP News – June 7, 2020
Duty to Intervene: Floyd Cops Spoke Up but Didn’t Step In

TRT World – May 29, 2020
Neck restraints: George Floyd’s Death Points to Recurring Pattern in Police Brutality

USA Today – May 28, 2020
George Floyd death: Experts say knee-to-neck restraint is dangerous, but Minneapolis allows it.

Channel 7 News, Miami – January 14, 2020
Investigation: Hollywood cops engaged in ‘unauthorized’ police chase of last year’s ‘Wheels Up, Guns Down’ riders

ABC News – November 11th, 2019

‘Egregious’: Medical alerts, tripped alarms and open doors have all gotten people killed by police at their homes.

By Bill Hutchinson

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.”

Request a Consultation

Contact Mr. Scott for a free consultation to discuss any pending or future cases you have.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Request Consultation