Darryl Neier, the Managing Member of DLG Consulting and Advisory Services, has over 35 years of experience in constitutional policing, police reform, and internal investigations, throughout the United States and on international engagements to include Canada, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and India.
Mr. Neier brings his unique experiences from his law enforcement background to every engagement. Having spent 20 years with the Morris County (New Jersey) Prosecutor’s Office, he has been involved in internal affairs, investigating complex white-collar crime, political corruption, insurance fraud and computer crimes. His reputation as an expert in this field is widely recognized. From 2002 until December 2018, he was the Principal in Charge of the Forensic / Investigative Accounting Practice at Sobel & Co., LLC where he built a nationally recognized practice that included monitorships, international internal investigations and complex forensic accounting.
- International Association of Chiefs of Police
- The Association of Inspectors General
- National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement
- National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- The American Bar Association
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- Since May 2021 to Present, Mr. Neier has been appointed the External Force Investigation Team Administrator in Albuquerque, NM, (directing a team of 25 independent investigators). With the potential of a Contempt of Court proceeding in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, the City of Albuquerque, NM entered into a Federal Stipulated Agreement with the United States Department of Justice, this agreement was filed with the Federal Court on February 26, 2021 – Case 1:14-cv-01025-JB-SMV (Doc.720).
In part, the Stipulated Order directed the City to establish an External Force Investigation Team and hire an EFIT Administrator to guide and direct Albuquerque Police Department Internal Affairs Force Division (“IAFD”) force personnel, jointly conduct investigations of Level 2 and Level 3 uses of force with IAFD, provide written assessments of IA investigations carried out by IAFD, and ultimately return responsibility back to APD to conduct use of force investigations independently. This Stipulated Order was amended in October 23, 2022 (Doc 942) expanding the role of EFIT to include the sole investigative authority on 667 backlog use of force investigations.
- On July 20, 2016, the Honorable G. Murray Snow, United States District Court Judge, for the District of Arizona appointed Daniel Giaquinto, Esq. as an Independent Investigator along with a team of investigators (Case No. CV-07-2513-PHX-GMS). Mr. Giaquinto, named Darryl Neier to serve as the Deputy Independent Investigator. Per the July Order issued by Judge Snow, the Independent Investigator shall assess whether investigations and/or discipline imposed in administrative matters identified by the Court were inadequate and whether reinvestigation was appropriate, and in those matters where reinvestigation was deemed appropriate, conducting the investigation, authoring an investigative report with findings and recommendations, and presenting them to the Independent Disciplinary Authority.
- From 2007-2014, Mr. Neier was the lead partner on the monitoring related to the construction project of 1 World Trade Center (1 WTC) reporting to the Port Authority of NY & NJ Office of Inspector General. Sobel & Co’s. responsibility included oversight of the construction manager and more than 40 prime contractors with contracts totaling more than $3 billion. On a continuous basis, the team evaluated contractors and the internal controls in place to enhance loss prevention and made recommendations for improvements as appropriate.
The forensic and construction professionals reviewed and assessed the change order process, audited bank accounts to identify irregularities, audited certified payrolls, and examined MWBE firms to verify their validity and compliance with associated requirements. The team also conducted field audits of the prime contractors and multiple tiers of subcontractors that were working on the 1 WTC project.
- From August 2012 – January 2013, Mr. Neier was the lead partner to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General to provide investigative and forensic accounting services to the NC DOT OIG. The work included the examination of numerous performance issues including violations of contracting and procurement regulations, nonperformance of contracts, identifying no-work employees, conflicts of interest, travel reimbursement abuse and other performance issues. This engagement led, in part, to the demotion and transfer of a Deputy Secretary, the resignation of a Director, and suspension of a manager.
- From 2006 – 2008, Mr. Neier was the lead partner retained by Judge Herbert J. Stern, the Federal Monitor appointed by the U.S. Attorney under a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (the “University”). During the Monitor’s two-year appointment to oversee and revamp operations at the University, Sobel & Co.’s forensic professionals identified and recommended practices to mitigate corruption and misconduct, evaluated internal controls and processes, and governmental grants within the University, and recommended and helped implement changes thereto.
Sobel & Co. was charged with investigating allegations of fraud, abuse and misconduct involving employees and affiliates of the University. During this engagement, 78 cases were opened with regard to investigations into issues including the misuse of University resources, financial statement fraud, grant irregularities, violations of state “Pay-to-Play” regulations, political corruption, no-show jobs, no-bid contracts, and Medicare and Medicaid billing.
- In the private sector, Mr. Neier’s experience includes complex forensic investigations, corporate internal investigations and compliance for clients including CIT, Nextel, Panasonic, Panasonic Automotive Systems, Bristol-Myers, Tyco, Greylock Credit Union, Centerville Bank, Southbridge Credit Union, Liberty Bank, Union Bank, AT&T and a number of healthcare and educational institutions.
Daniel Giaquinto is the sole member of Compliance and Justice Resources, LLC, a veteran-owned consulting firm focused on law enforcement consent decree monitoring and compliance in the subject areas of police accountability, civilian police oversight, and community engagement.
Currently Dan is a member of the Independent Monitoring Team, responsible for monitoring and reporting on the compliance of the Albuquerque Police Department and the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico with the terms and reforms of the Court Approved Settlement Agreement (CASA), Case No. 14-cv-1025, District of New Mexico,. His area of responsibility is the monitoring of police accountability and civilian police oversight requirements of the CASA.
Dan also serves as a consultant to City of Chicago regarding terms of the Police Accountability and Transparency section of the Consent Decree between the State of Illinois and City of Chicago, Case No. 17-cv-6260, Northern District of Illinois, where he consults with the Chicago Police Department Bureau of Internal Affairs (BIA) and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) in their efforts to achieve consent decree compliance.
Former assignments included being appointed by the Court in the Second Amended Second Supplemental Permanent Injunction/Judgment Order, Melendres v. Arpaio, No. CV-07-2513-PHX-GMS, District of Arizona, as an Independent Investigator in internal affairs matters for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. His responsibilities included assessing whether investigations and/or discipline imposed in administrative matters identified by the Court were inadequate and whether reinvestigation was appropriate, and in those matters where reinvestigation was deemed appropriate, conducting the investigation, authoring an investigative report with findings and recommendations, and presenting them to the Independent Disciplinary Authority.
In the role of an attorney, Dan was the former Mercer County, New Jersey Prosecutor and also served as a New Jersey Municipal Court Judge. He also led the former New Jersey Office of State Police Affairs (OSPA), coordinating and leading the New Jersey Attorney General's efforts to implement State Police reforms required by the Consent Decree, United States of America v. State of New Jersey and Division of State Police of the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, NO. 99-5970 (MLC), District of New Jersey. In that role he served as the State’s liaison to the Independent Monitoring Team and the DOJ Civil Rights Division.
He is presently Of Counsel to FrierLevitt, a national boutique law firm focused exclusively on Healthcare and LifeSciences. Dan is admitted to practice in in the State of New Jersey, State of New York and Commonwealth ofPennsylvania and many federal courts in the country.
Dan completed thirty years of military service as a member of the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG), retiring in the rank of Colonel with a dual military occupational specialty of Judge Advocate and Military Judge. His service included a four-year active-duty tour in Germany with the 8th Infantry Division (Mechanized), and twenty-six years as a reservist with the NJ Army National Guard, serving in several legal positions culminating in the senior legal position of State Staff Judge Advocate (SJA). His National Guard service included a one-year deployment in Operation Iraqi Freedom, as the Command Judge Advocate, 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and the Joint Area Support Group Central, Iraq.
Since May 2021, Darriell Bone has served as the Lead Supervisor and a member of the EFIT Executive Team. In that capacity, he supervises all five EFIT teams and has daily interaction with the Albuquerque Police Internal Affairs Force Division Command Staff, Supervisors, Detectives and Investigators and APD Executives.
After a distinguished 8-year career with United States Army, Darriell joined the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (“MCSO”) in March 2001. During his 20-year career, he served in the capacity of Patrol Deputy, Central Investigations Detective, and SWAT Division Canine handler. He held supervisory positions in patrol and the SWAT Division.
In October 2014, Darriell was transferred into the Professional Standards Bureau; having conducted and/or supervised 2000+ investigations and ultimately Commanded more than 50 employees within the Division at his retirement in 2021. Darriell established himself as a highly experienced investigator and proven Team builder who promotes collaboration and thoroughness to ensure the completion of transparent investigations to protect the organization while maintaining the confidence of the affected employees and members of the public.
Robert “Bob” Crusen presently serves as a Supervisor on the EFIT Backlog Team. In that capacity, he supervises a team of investigators who report on the use of force by members of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department (APD), and who determine whether the uses of force at issue were in compliance with APD policy. Bob is retired Detective Sergeant, from the Mercer County (NJ) Prosecutor’s Office (2006-2012) having served in the Homicide, Special Investigations, Trial and Grad Jury Units. Upon retirement Bob was Chief of Internal Investigations for the New Jersey Department of Transportation (2013-2017).
Prior to joining the Prosecutor’s Office, Bob was an Officer with the Trenton (NJ) Police Department (1987 – 2006), ultimately promoted to a Detective Sergeant. During his 19 years with the department, he was assigned to various units Narcotics, Vice, K-9, and various Patrol functions.
Bob proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1983-1987.
William “Bill” Hurlock is the founding and managing partner of Hurlock Law, LLC, a national law firm with offices in Montclair, New Jersey. Bill also currently serves as the Deputy Mayor/First Ward Councilor for Montclair.
He is a trial attorney specializing in police oversight/monitoring matters, commercial litigation and whistleblower claims. Bill is a seasoned attorney experienced in all aspects of litigation, arbitration, mediation and appeals. He also successfully obtained releases of wrongly incarcerated inmates and secured expungements in pro bono matters. Bill was named one of New Jersey’s Super Lawyers, a distinction reserved for the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the state and was selected to the Lawyers of Distinction, an honor bestowed upon the top ten percent of lawyers involved in civil litigation.
In May 2020, he was elected to serve his third consecutive, four year term on the Montclair Council, where he serves on the finance and public safety committees.
Prior to working at Hurlock Law, Bill served as a federal prosecutor for the Office of Independent Counsel in Washington, D.C., where he investigated allegations of corruption at the highest levels of the Federal Government. In private practice, he was a lead attorney in many cases that resulted in more than $650 million in recovered funds on behalf of United States taxpayers. He also served as an adjunct professor teaching healthcare law and legal research and writing at Seton Hall University School of Law. Before becoming an attorney, Bill worked on the staff of two other Offices of Independent Counsel, a United States Congressman and a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons.
Bill is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and many federal courts in the country.
In 1979 Dan began his career as a police officer working for the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department. In 1980 Dan was assigned to the FLPD K-9 Unit as a patrol dog handler and SWAT operator. While working as a police officer Dan completed law school and retired from police work to become a prosecutor with the Broward County State Attorney's Office.
During his career as a prosecutor Dan was a supervisor in the Felony Trial Unit during which time he prosecuted numerous murders, drug trafficking and other high profile felony cases. Dan then went into private practice and became a partner in a large law firm in Ft. Lauderdale. While in private practice Dan defended police officers who were sued for claims of Federal Civil Rights violations as well as various state law claims.
After practicing law for over 20 years Dan returned to law enforcement as the Director of Professional Standards at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Dan has continued working directly in police work as the Legal Advisor for the West Palm Beach Police Department since 2019. In July of 2021, Dan was recruited to assist as a Team Supervisor for the External Force Investigation Team, Albuquerque, NM.
Dan is admitted to practice in in the State of Florida, U.S. District Court, Southern District and Middle District of Florida.
Carlos Mendoza, a supervisor with the EFIT Backlog Team, supervises a team of EFIT investigators tasked with reviewing and investigating outstanding Albuquerque Police Department use of force cases. Carlos began working with EFIT as an Investigator in August of 2021.
Carlos began his law enforcement career with the New Mexico State Police (NMSP) in 1998 and was assigned to various duties throughout his career. His duty assignments included working as a Patrolman, Hazardous Materials Response Officer, Criminal Investigations Agent, Crime Scene Investigator, Uniform Sergeant, Internal Affairs Lieutenant, Research and Development (R&D) Commander, and Internal Affairs Commander.
In 2010, he was promoted to lieutenant inInternal Affairs to conduct use of force and misconduct investigations on sworn officers as well as misconduct investigations involving civilian employees. In 2013, Carlos was promoted to captain / commander of Internal Affairs and the R&D Sections. As the R&D section commander, Carlos led the section responsible for drafting and revising department policies to meet industry standards and best practices for law enforcement. His team played an integral part in earning and maintaining the department’s Advance Accreditation Awards from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in 2014 and 2017.
As the Internal Affairs Commander, Carlos trained and mentored all Internal Affairs Investigators as well as conducted training for department supervisors and commanders on use of force reviews, misconduct investigations, and discipline until retiring from New Mexico State Police in 2021.
Kenneth Moskowitz presently serves as a Supervisor on the EFIT Backlog Team. In that capacity, he supervises a team of investigators who report on the use of force by members of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department (APD), and who determine whether the uses of force at issue were in compliance with APD policy. Prior to commencing his work as a Supervisor, Ken served as an EFIT Investigator reporting on the use of force by APD.
Ken served as a Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the Rockland County District Attorney in New York State. In that capacity, he served as the County’s Chief narcotics prosecutor, and also prosecuted diverse violent felony, white-collar criminal and consumer fraud cases.
Ken is a founding member of Brown, Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. (BMK), a law firm serving the business community in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area, and is a litigator with extensive experience in a broad range of civil and criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations.
Before co-founding BMK, Ken served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for a publicly traded government contractor. He represented the company in varied contract and construction litigation, administrative and regulatory matters throughout the country, and he was also responsible for various aspects of project development.
Ken is admitted to practice in in the State of New Jersey, State of New York, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.