The Witness series brings together the men and women of  Law Enforcement who were instrumental in landmark events in American history. For information about upcoming programs please visit the Museums Events pages.


On June 13, 1994, Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson were found brutally murdered at her home. Soon after Los Angeles (CA) Police Department Detective Tom Lange’s connection to the investigation began when his phone rang at 3 a.m. and he was told to report to the Brentwood murder scene. On the evening of October 4, 2016, he described to a rapt audience during the National Law Enforcement Museum’s latest installment of their Witness panel discussion series, his actions during the first hours of the investigation and the methodical processing of the crime scenes. He noted the type of professional demeanor required to process such a horrific scene. Lange said, “It may sound cold, but you have to look at these bodies as evidence…they are protected like everything else at the scene.” Lange was joined on the panel by Dr. Jenifer Smith, a thirty-two year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab and the director of the District of Columbia’s Department of Forensic Science, and Rockne Harmon, former Senior Deputy Attorney of Alameda County, California, and a member of the O.J. Simpson prosecution team.


This program was generously sponsored by Target