T. Jack Morse, Jr.

T. Jack Morse, Jr. serves as the Investigations Manager for the Office of Independent Review. Jack joined the OIR in September of 2020.

Jack began his legal career with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served for eight years as a police practices attorney with the Special Litigation Section in Washington, D.C.  In that capacity, Jack led or took part in extensive investigations and oversight efforts in jurisdictions throughout the country to address various issues in city and county law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities.  He conducted comprehensive reviews of police departments to assess officers’ uses of force, complaint processes, and disciplinary systems; negotiated multifaceted settlement agreements to address unconstitutional police conduct; and worked with city officials, police command staff, and community members to implement changes to police practices and training.  Jack reviewed prison policies and protocols and toured state facilities to ensure compliance with federal law and court-enforceable settlement agreements; drafted quarterly and annual compliance reports filed in federal court; and represented the United States as lead counsel in evidentiary hearings to apprise the court and the public of police officers’ efforts to comply with settlement agreement requirements.  Jack has investigated and monitored law enforcement agencies in Cleveland, Ohio; Suffolk County, New York; Maricopa County, Arizona; the U.S. Virgin Islands; and elsewhere.

After moving to Southern California, Jack worked in private practice for two years before joining the Office of Independent Review. Prior to law school, Jack spent seven years as a reporter for various daily newspapers in his home state of Georgia and three years working for a nonprofit global relief agency that provides healthcare for people in developing countries. Jack also served in the U.S. Army, and deployed to Iraq in 2003 as a combat photographer and paratrooper.