Detective Skip Bauchman
Skip Bauchman joined the Los
Angeles Police Department in 1977. Skip has spent his carrier working
the variety of assignments that only the Los Angeles Police Department
could offer. Patrol, Vice, Under Cover Narcotics, Counter Terrorism,
Federal Major Crime Task Force and Homicide Investigation were a few of
the assignments he has enjoyed in his carrier.
In the early
1990’s, members of the LAPD became the target of numerous civil actions
that resulted from officer-involved shootings. Basically, if an Officer
shot someone during the course of his duties, he would be sued. It
became increasingly necessary for officers to convey what happened in a
manor that Jurors could understand.
with simple drafting programs, Skip began to reconstruct crime scenes
that could offer a better perspective than a flat drawing. The turning
point came when Skip saw an animated reconstruction of the Mitchell
Brothers Shooting. Though animation had been used in civil court, this
was one of the first instances where this type of animation was admitted
in a criminal trial. After investing his own money and countless hours
of training, Skip became one of the few sworn Detectives, with Homicide
Experience to master the tools of computer generated 3D animation (CGI)
gaining this expertise, Skip has worked as forensic animator for the
United States Attorney, the Los Angeles City Attorney, and the Los
Angeles County District attorney. His worked has been admitted in trial
in numerous cases in state and federal court.
ethic is simple and straight foreword. Every piece of information that
can be used to accurately depict the story is animated and put on the
screen. Expert testimony takes on a new realism when a complex event can
be animated and explained in a manor that all jurors can understand.
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