Episode No. 31 Search and SeizureDate: July 25, 2208
Notes: David Waksman on Police Search and Seizure. In addition to being a former NYPD
Sergeant, David M. Waksman, J.D., is a nationally known homicide prosecutor with vast experience in trying violent offenders.
David Waksman, J.D., is a nationally known homicide prosecutor with vast experience
in trying violent offenders. David Waksman has toiled 32 years in the criminal courts of Miami, Florida, after working the
mean streets of The South Bronx for six years as a police officer and rising to the rank of sergeant in the New York Police
Department. He may have tried more first-degree murder cases than any other American prosecutor.
David Waksman's career as a prosecutor began under the legendary Richard Gerstein.
He also worked eighteen years as an assistant to America's most popular, and longest serving Attorney General, Janet
Reno, when she served as Miami's top prosecutor. During that time period he tried over eighty-five homicide
cases to juries, including twenty in which the death penalty was sought.
David Waksman, not content to fight his battles in Miami-Dade County, has been
teaching the cops of America the law and procedures they need to combat violent crimes in their communities. Since
1988 he has taught a monthly seminar on homicide investigation for the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville)
in various locations (22 states, 34 cities) across the country. He also teaches new detectives, crime scene
technicians, medical examiners and forensic investigators at the nationally renowned Dade County Medical Examiner's Police-Medical
Investigation of Death seminar. He has taught classes (one a Fourth Amendment seminar) at the University
of Miami School of Law and at several colleges in the South Florida area. Local police departments continually
call upon David Waksman to teach refresher courses and in-service training to their investigators. David
Waksman is the author of the Search and Seizure Handbook.