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Former Police Chief Speaks Out About Police Culture

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 This segment originally aired November 14, 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 written

a provocative memoir titled B reaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing.

 

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  • Norm Stamper , retired police chief, author, B reaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing.


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