Mr. Brian Brewer

Mr. Brian Brewer has 28 years of law enforcement experience through the rank of Assistant Chief with the California Highway Patrol.  He is an expert in analyzing police practices regarding use of force, pursuit management, investigative methods, risk assessment and auditing administrative processes.  Throughout his career, he has investigated, analyzed and provided recommendations for thousands of police reports, investigations, and law enforcement administrative processes.  Mr. Brewer has over eight years of Executive Management experience as a Chief responsible for over-site of 19 police commands, special services operations , such as; critical incident response teams, vehicle theft, M.A.I.T., commercial enforcement, emergency communications centers, and seven years as a commanding officer in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Fresno and Sacramento, California.

Additionally, Mr. Brewer has moment-to-moment experience in use of force/police shootings as a participant and administrator.  He understands sensory awareness and other human factors present in force incidents.  Mr. Brewer has a teaching certificate from the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation, California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).  Mr. Brewer has taught law enforcement professionals and attorneys throughout the States of California, Nevada and Arizona in police investigations and operations.    In 2012, Mr. Brewer was asked to assist the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to audit and evaluate the Department of Justice Use of Force and Officer-Involved Shooting curriculum for investigators.  Subsequently, Mr. Brewer was central in developing a new top-quality 40 hour course of scenario based instruction for detectives and supervisors.  He currently serves as the Course Administrator and instructor for this training and contracts with Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California, and the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium, in San Jose, California.  Mr. Brewer is licensed by the State of California as a Private Investigator and he is the Qualified Manager and Owner of Brewer and Associates, a professional law enforcement consulting and investigations company.

Mr. Brewer has been retained for defense of law enforcement personnel, as well as, cases on behalf of plaintiffs.  In the area of labor relations, he has represented law enforcement management where he had to render decisions that would lead to discipline, termination, or criminal charges being filed.  Mr. Brewer has acted as a Predisciplinary Hearing Officer to evaluate whether adverse action and penalties are appropriate for the infraction committed by the employee.  Also, Mr. Brewer has represented law enforcement employees who were facing disciplinary action by their employer.