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, violent felony warrants, and forensics. Where he attained experience and proficiency in several forensic disciplines including, evidence collection and preservation, crime-scene investigation, fingerprints, arson awareness, fire cause and origin, and bloodstain/pattern analysis. Over several years receiving 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 wrongdoing 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 having been tainted by the criminal accusations, despite his complete exoneration, Beers was fired from his position as a police officer. Even though his law-enforcement career had been ripped away, his training and experience had not.
Over the next two years, Beers transitioned his training and experience into the private sector, where he became a licensed private investigator. With his collective experience as a police officer, defendant, and now as a private investigator, Beers developed a unique perspective of the criminal justice system. Starting from scratch, he organized and started his own investigative business he would justly 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.