Brophy alumnus Mike Haag ’92 will make an appearance on CBS This Morning on November 11th and an hour-long PBS NOVA program on November 13th to talk about his research and testing on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
His company Forensic Science Consultants will offer a 3-day course in February 2014 that breaks down a shooting incident reconstruction to include specific terminal ballistic events, examination of projectile penetration, perforation and deflection characteristics, shotgun ballistics analysis, 3D laser scanning, and more.
Mike grew up learning about the field of forensic firearms from his dad, Luke. He has presented and published numerous papers at AFTE conferences, presented in England, and interned with the German Federal Forensics Section (BKA) in Wiesbaden. He is a Distinguished Member of the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners, a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and many other forensic associations.
Mike is currently the Supervisor of the Firearm and Tool Mark Unit, Controlled Substances Unit, Blood / Breath Alcohol unit at the Albuquerque Police Department Crime Lab. He is a member of the Major Crime Scene Team, and a New Mexico State Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor.
Mike’s expertise has been called upon to teach numerous sessions of trajectory analysis and shooting reconstruction at the BATF’s National Firearm Examiner’s Academy, as well as Shooting Reconstruction classes nationwide and Canada, the UK, and Switzerland. Some of his most notable cases have come from as far away as Taiwan and Iraq.
He is one of the few certified Forensic Scientists by AFTE in all three areas including
Firearm Evidence Examination and Identification
Gunshot Residue Analysis and Distance Determinations
and Tool Mark Evidence Examination and Identification
He is also certified by IAI as a Crime Scene Reconstructionist and made appearances on Discovery Channel, NOVA, and has been interviewed by FOX News on firearm related issues. He is author of the authoritative text Shooting Incident Reconstruction.