Education and Training

Daryl served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 before retiring in 2005, and becoming a Texas peace officer in 2006.  He served as a Lieutenant in charge of the Criminal Investigations Division at a North Texas Sheriff's Office, and taught  as the Lead Instructor at a regional police academy, teaching both cadets and in-service officers.  Daryl left law enforcement in 2012, volunteering as a pro-bono investigator for the Innocence Project of Texas before establishing his own nonprofit organization, the Actual Innocence Review (2015).  Daryl subsequently established and operated his own private investigation company before becoming a partner at Blackfish Investigations. His work on cold cases has been featured on 48 Hours, and in The Atlantic magazine.  To learn more about Daryl's wrongful conviction work, click here.

Daryl is also qualified to testify as an expert in the training, safety, and use of firearms.

Southern Methodist University, MLS (2016)

- Human Rights & Social Justice

- Creative Writing

University of North Texas, BAS (2013)

- Public Administration

- Criminal Justice

1996 - 2005 U.S. Marine Corps Unit Legal Officer

2006 - Licensed Texas Peace Officer (Intermediate)

Licensed Private Investigator

Certified Law Enforcement Instructor

2010 - 2012 Lead Instructor, Texoma Regional Police Academy

2015 - Founder, Actual Innocence Review

Member TCDLA

- Public Defender Committee

- Veteran's Committee

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Located in McKinney, Serving North Texas



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