Any officer can quote the old “crime makes you stupid” axiom. In keeping with that thought, let me introduce –the Blue Chip Bandit.
Sometimes the good guys look like really bad guys. Read how Hal Collier handled a bad guy sighting.
Agents from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency (ATF) had set up a sting to nab an organized crime figure (also ex-con) in possession of a firearm.
Last Ramblings, I couldn’t find another officer who needed help when I was on loan to another division. This time I got lost looking for a whole police station
Sometimes a victim’s identification can be tricky.
By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD In my last Ramblings, I described being assigned radio calls outside your division. I will now describe being loaned to another division and still getting lost. … Continue reading
By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD This is a particularly moving story. You might have heard of The Onion Field, the movie or Joseph Wambaugh’s book. For those of you who … Continue reading
This is about a call for police service and the cops can’t find the location.
Out there in “Copland,” there are at least that many stories just concerning the courts—quirky judges, inept attorneys, naïve victims, witless witnesses and dumb defendants.