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.