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Cleaning Out My Files (And Why You Shouldn't)  

March 3, 2011
Insight gleaned about how and why a suspect committed his crime might put him back on your radar-even aid in a subsequent trial-should he adhere to a unique M.O.

Child's Play: Lessons From a Decades-Old Murder  

February 18, 2011
The body of Mike's mother had been found on their kitchen floor. She'd been stabbed 51 times, and it didn't take long for Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies to take 16-year-old Mike into custody for her murder.

Why I Hate Contacting Some Police Departments  

February 16, 2011
Having been there and done your job, I'm here to tell you—no, promise you—that I'll try to go out of my way not to set you up or burn you.
Photo via Flickr (SuperFantastic).

Of Bipeds, Fangs, and the Need for Dentu-Creme  

February 4, 2011
There are few things in life that can get literally and figuratively under one's skin like a bite. The mere thought of a sentient human being making a conscious decision to rend the flesh of another with his teeth - well, that's just wrong.

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words…And Maybe Some Punitive Time Off  

January 24, 2011
Even if one could somehow rationalize his way around such ghoulish behavior, it carries with it too many risks. And one day, regardless of whether or not such pictures fall into the wrong hands or cause yourself any other grief, you may well regret taking them.
Photo via Flickr (Rob!).

Think Twice Before You Key That Mic   

January 12, 2011
The mere fact that an officer broadcasts that a person of a particular racial background and gender was involved in a crime simultaneously accomplishes two things: It puts one group of potential suspects on cops' radars while effectively eliminating another.
A memorial at the Tucson (Ariz.) PD's headquarters honors the bravery of fallen officers. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Remember the Forgotten Fallen  

January 6, 2011
Let's not forget our other brethren who work may have been less conspicuously gallant, but who have likewise paid the ultimate price years before their time.

If Looks Could Kill…  

December 14, 2010
Many people who probably could have kicked my ass backed down simply because they thought I was meaner and tougher than I was simply because I acted like it.

Talking With—And Not Interviewing—Suspects  

December 2, 2010
I heard narratives that explained away less predictable catalysts for their actions. More than that, I was surprised at just how candid some could be when I wasn't just angling to nail them on something.
A community memorial was dedicated outside the Forza Coffee house where four Lakewood PD officers were murdered on Nov. 29, 2009. Sketch courtesy of Lakewood PD.

Memorials Honor Four Fallen Lakewood Officers  

November 29, 2010
A Lakewood PD sergeant describes the memorials dedicated to his fallen colleagues a year after they were murdered by Maurice Clemmons at Forza Coffee.
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