Daryl has twenty years of experience in investigative work, including ten as a unit legal officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he oversaw the administration of the military justice system, including conducting investigations from petty theft to homicide.
As a Texas peace officer he progressed from patrol officer to Lieutenant in charge of the Criminal Investigative Division, where he conducted joint investigations with the FBI, Texas Rangers and U.S. Marshals. He also served as the Lead Instructor at a regional police academy, teaching basic and advanced investigative techniques to both police cadets and in-service officers.
In 2014 he began assisting the Innocence Project of Texas by reviewing and vetting potential wrongful conviction cases. In addition to his investigative agency, this work inspired him to establish the Actual Innocence Review (AIR), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing pro bono investigative services to poor defendants who may have been wrongfully convicted.
Daryl has a master's degree in Human Rights and Social Justice from Southern Methodist University, and bachelor's degrees in Public Administration and Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas.
• Licensed Texas Private Investigator #A03019001
• Certified Process Server
• Certified Law Enforcement & Firearms Instructor
• Police Officer (Inactive, license & training current)
• Master's Degree in Human Rights & Social Justice (SMU)
• Bachelor's in Public Admin & Criminal Justice (UNT)
• Member, TCDLA
Serves on Public Defender Committee
Serves on Veteran's Issues Committee
• Member, TALI
• Founder, Actual Innocence Review Learn More
• Former Investigator for Innocence Project of Texas
• Fellow, Embry Riddle Human Rights Community Outreach Program
• Advanced Crime Scene Investigations
• Crime Scene Reconstruction
• DNA Interpretation
• Human Trafficking
• Child Abuse Investigations
• Missing & Exploited Children
• Cold Case Investigation
• Asset Forfeiture
• Police Academy Lead Instructor