Chief: My Life in the LAPD

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Bantam Books, Jan 1, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 463 pages
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The explosive New York Times bestseller by the tough, controversial former LAPD chief, whose career with the force spans such infamous cases as the Hillside Strangler, the Black Panthers, the Patty Hearst kidnapping, and the Robert Kennedy assassination. Includes a new chapter on the Rodney King beating and the recent L.A. riots. "A brisk, anecdotal story of a hot-tempered, stubborn, intelligent and unbelievably egotistical cop".--LA Times. Photos.

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Contents

Prologue
1
Streetfighter
7
Rookie
20
Parker
33
Gamblers Drunks Prostitutes and Scumbags
46
Climbing and Learning the Ropes
66
Intelligence
81
Watts
101
Internal Affairs
234
Take This Badge and Shove It
245
Games Within the Games
268
To Kill a Cop
295
Casual Drug Users Should Be Shot
306
Guns and Gangs
334
To Protect and To Serve
346
Outrage
365

SWAT
120
Shootouts in the Streets of L A
134
The Ghosts of Kennedy and Monroe
160
Evil
177
Chief
200
EuliaLove
217
The Long Goodbye
391
August 1992
415
Acknowledgments
447
Index
451
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