David M. Beers
David M. Beers holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies Degree from Empire State College. Previously, he served six-years in the United States Marine Corps before being honorably, discharged at the rank of Staff-Sergeant. Thereafter, Beers became a sworn member of the New York State Police. As a trooper, he excelled in his regular duties and became a police instructor. Later, helping to develop, implement and teach a state-wide highway drug-interdiction program. After being promoted to the rank of Investigator, Beers received additional training and experience and served in several specialized venues, including narcotics, major crimes and forensics. Where he attained experience and proficiency in several forensic disciplines. Over several years he received numerous commendations, while routinely maintaining excellent and/or outstanding performance evaluations.
Beers’ career in law enforcement ended prematurely as the result of what later became known as the, New York State Police, Troop ‘C’ evidence tampering scandal. Beers, who was initially cleared of any wrong doing was later falsely accused of a host of crimes related to his work as a police officer. After a two-year legal battle that included two trials, Beers was totally exonerated of all criminal charges. But despite his complete exoneration, Beers was fired from his position as a police officer.
Over the next two years, Beers transitioned his training and experience into the private sector, where he became a licensed private investigator. Starting from scratch, he organized and started his own investigative business he would name; New Perspective Investigations, specializing in criminal defense investigation and consulting. Since then, he has worked on numerous high-profile murder cases, including the one he will detail in this book, as one of the most unique and challenging cases of his career.
Reign of Injustice
Non-fiction, True Crime
On September 12, 2001, Michele Harris went missing from a small town in upstate New York. She has never been found, and the mystery surrounding her disappearance remains. Four years after she went missing, her wealthy husband, Cal Harris, was arrested and charged with her murder.
With neither a body nor a murder weapon, Cal was shockingly tried and convicted of her murder. Then new evidence surfaced. His conviction was overturned, and a new trial granted. But once again, he was convicted and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. That conviction, too, was overturned on appeal. The saga continued as Cal went on trial for the third time. This one ended in a mistrial.
By the time Cal went on trial the fourth time, Michele had been missing for nearly 15 years.
Defense investigator, David M. Beers, worked on the Cal Harris case from start-to-finish. His account, “Reign of Injustice,” walks you through the details and events of the case never before revealed. It provides an inside view of the scandalous case facts you will not find elsewhere, including why he considers Cal’s story a reign of injustice.
Immunity for Murder
In the small city of Binghamton in upstate New York, 23-year-old Veronica Taft, a single mother with four small children, all under the age of five, was convicted of Murder and Manslaughter for the brutal murder of her two-year-old son Lyric. She was sentenced to 25-years-to-life in state prison, with her surviving children taken away and placed in foster care.
After more than five years in prison, Taft was set free after a bombshell Appellate Court decision found the verdict was against the weight of the evidence. The court overturned the theory and evidence used by authorities, including time-of-death, Taft’s alibi, and controversial testimony of a desperate jail-house snitch.
Working on behalf of Taft, Defense Investigator, David M. Beers conducted an independent investigation. In his account, Immunity for Murder, he’ll guide you through the ill-fated police investigation and the shameful prosecution that, contrary to the evidence, quickly turned the tides towards Veronica and away from the real killer. This book will look closely at the suspect, bizarre events, and disturbing facts never before revealed. Furthermore, it’ll show how the evidence proves Taft’s innocence, which is why he considers her story a tragic miscarriage of justice.