Speakers

Photo Name Summary City State
Officer Raeford Davis (Fmr.)

Raeford Davis served the City of North Charleston police department for six years, including four years as a patrol officer and two as a special victims unit detective. At the time, North Charleston was ranked the 8th most dangerous city in America. Before becoming a police officer, he served in the United States Coast Guard […]

SC
Officer Rock Cowles (Fmr.)

Rock Cowles was a police officer in South Carolina for five years. Rock also served in the Navy, the Army National Guard, and worked in two different drug treatment centers in the Chicago area.

SC
Bill Nettles, U.S. Attorney (Fmr.)

Bill Nettles began his career as a public defender in Columbia, South Carolina. In 1997, he transitioned to private practice where he worked on drug crimes, handled court-appointed capital cases, and tried two cases argued before the U. S. Supreme Court.

SC
Allison Watson, Assistant District Attorney (Fmr.)

Allison Watson is a former Assistant District Attorney for the 13th Judicial District of Tennessee and has over 12 years of legal experience in both government and the private sector. She has served on various non-profit boards and inter-disciplinary teams advocating for children, human rights and criminal justice reform.

TN
Preston Shipp, Assistant Attorney General (Fmr.)

Preston Shipp served as an appellate prosecutor for the Tennessee Attorney General’s office. As an Assistant Attorney General, Shipp represented the State in hundreds of cases in state and federal courts against defendants convicted of crimes such as murder, rape, drug trafficking, robbery, burglary and theft.

TN
Chief Judge Kevin Sharp (Fmr.)

Kevin Sharp began his career has a Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy in 1982. He served for four years before attending university, and later, law school. Sharp was as an attorney in the Office of Compliance of the U.S. Congress from 1996 to 1997.

TN
Braden Boucek, Assistant U.S. Attorney (Fmr.)

Braden Boucek started his career as an Assistant Attorney General working in the Criminal Justice Division of the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office. His responsibilities included representing the state before the Court of Criminal Appeals, Tennessee Supreme Court, all Federal District Courts in Tennessee, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

TN
Judge John Delaney (Ret.)

  Judge John Delaney is a retired state district court judge who continues to hold court in Texas by special assignment. Even though he’s retired, he currently presides over all child abuse and neglect cases in his county. In over 33 years as a trial judge, he presided over 570 jury trials, mostly felony cases. […]

TX
Officer Rusty White (Fmr.)

  Rusty White was a top K—9 narcotics dog trainer, Track and Attack K-9 trainer and handler and served as the sniperfor the Department of Corrections. White also worked for 7 years as a corrections officer in an maximum security prison in Arizona.    

TX
Officer David Clark (Fmr.)

David Clark was a police officer in uniform patrol in North Charleston. South Carolina from 2003 to 2010. He previously spent ten years in the US. Army as an infantry paratrooper, and he has advised, trained and mentored Afghan police forces. While a police officer, he spent time undercover as a narcotics and vice detective. […]

TX