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San Diego Crime Writer Brings L.A. to Life

San Diego resident and former L.A. detective Joseph Wambaugh is a best selling author of crime novels. We take a look at Wambaugh's Los Angeles in this special feature.

San Diego Crime Writer Brings L.A. to Life

Alan Ray : Before he was a best selling author, San Diego resident Joseph Wambaugh was a detective with the Los Angeles Police Dept. That experience helped Wambaugh write about cops as real people. More than 3 decades later he's still writing. NPR's Mandalit del Barco explores Wambaugh's Los Angeles with this special report.

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