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Patrolling America's Most Dangerous City

February 11, 2011 | Author Interviews

Sgt. John "Rick" Baker takes readers to the front lines of the urban war against violent crime fought by the men and women of the Compton (Calif.) Police Department in his memoir, "Vice: One Cop's Story of Patrolling America's Most Dangerous City." The men and women of the department, which was disbanded in 2000 for budgetary reasons, had a force of no more than 130 officers to deal with 10,000 criminals.

Tags: Compton (Calif.) PD, Police History, Books for Cops, Street Gangs, Retired Officers



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