I worked with Joe when he was in the headquarters building in the Office of Planning and Control back in 1969. A really great guy and a terrific sense of humor, but serious about his job. He had just finished the Blue Knights and the brass did not know quite what to do about the situation.
VERY INTERESTING! Yeah, I can see how the top brass wouldn't know what to make of The Blue Knight. I assume Wambaugh had also worked the Wilshire Division. BTW, if you worked in downtown L.A. then you MUST have eaten at The Pantry Cafe.
posted on 10/14/2003 1:42:59 PM PDT
(Ahnold Groped Eva Braun While Popping 100 Painkillers Per Day!!!)
Our office was on the top floor of Parker Center and the cafeteria was just down the hall. We usually ate there or went for mexican food out in the Hollenbeck division area. Worked at Parker Center when RFK was shot. The investigative task force was also down the hall from us. It was a really fascinating job. The PD recruited me out of college. I was a civilian management type. Not a sworn officer.
posted on 10/14/2003 2:06:14 PM PDT
the rampart division is more noirish(that seems to be james ellroy territory). wambaugh is gritty is a different way...there's something about LA cop novels, it's a setting like no other (i guess i've seen too many films).
for instance: heat, LA confidential, the limey, and chinatown.
what is it about LA?
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