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Deputy Chief Lou Reiter, Los Angeles Police Department (ret.) "has been active in law enforcement for over 50 years. He served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 20 years and retired in 1981 as a Deputy Chief of Police. Since that time Lou has been a private police consultant. Every year Lou conducts multi-day training seminars for over 1,000 police, sheriff, state police, and other criminal justice personnel teaching how to perform Internal Affairs investigations. He has conducted audits of troubled police and sheriff agencies for insurance and risk management pools throughout the country. The smallest agency was a three-man police department and the largest agency he audited was the N.Y.P.D. Lou has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice investigating police departments accused of Constitutional enforcement problems, including those in New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati.

 

Lou Reiter has testified as a police practices expert in over 1,100 civil lawsuits. He has worked for police and sheriff agencies as well as for citizens bringing suit against police departments. He has testified in over 250 trials in Federal and State courts. When Lou is not on the road consulting, he lives in the North Georgia Mountains near Atlanta with his wife Marilyn, an attorney, and their two dogs, Shakti and SnoopDogg."  Deputy Chief Lou Reiter is the author of Broken Badges: Cases from Police Internal Affairs Files.

According to the book description of Broken Badges: Cases from Police Internal Affairs Files, "Police misconductcops engaging in sexual misconduct, theft, brutality, wrongful arrests, inept police supervision, and public corruption. Theres hardly any community that is immune from this cancer. Its happening in small and large cities, urban and rural places, and local and state police agencies.

 

Lou Reiter has intimate knowledge of this subject. Hes been involved in police work for 52 years. The first 20 years he was with the Los Angeles Police Department and retired as a Deputy Chief. For the past 32 years hes been a police consultant like the main character in this book, Taylor Sterling. Through this fictional consultant, Lou weaves stories taken from his extensive files and experiences on the dark side of law enforcement.

 

Taylor Sterling is called in to unravel and try to fix problems with a variety of police agencies throughout the country. He might be working for the insurance company, the town or city affected, or a concerned Chief or Sheriff who might not know the ins and outs of policing the police, or Internal Affairs. Taylor knows this well and he knows how to use every reasonable and professional technique to uncover police misconduct, help some officers who might be wrongly accused, and give needed help to a Chief or Sheriff when things get out of control.

 

These are fictional cases taken from police internal affairs files. They arent for the faint of heart. These stories are raw and uncensored. But in the end this book is designed to ferret out oppression by cops who were thought to be sworn to protect the innocent."

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