Former Police Chief Speaks Out About Police Culture
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Police departments are used to criticism, but it’s rare when it comes from one of their own. Norm Stamper started his career as a beat cop with the San Diego Police Department. Over 28 years, he rose through the ranks to become assistant chief of police. In 1994, he became Seattle’s police chief, a post he held until he resigned in 2000 after the World Trade Organization meeting there spawned rioting. Now retired, he’s writtena provocative memoir titled B reaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing.
- Norm Stamper , retired police chief, author, B reaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing.