Rothmiller a former detective inside the LAPD Organized Crime Intelligence Division is the co-author of My Hero:
Military Kids Write About Their Moms and Dads; Old Dog's Guide for Pups: Advice and Rules for Human Training; and, L.A.
Secret Police: Inside the LAPD Elite Spy Network.
the book description of L.A. Secret Police: Inside the LAPD Elite Spy Network., “Many first
became acquainted with the Los Angeles Police Department in 1992, with the videotape of the Rodney King beating and the subsequent
riots. This was common fare for la-la land -- peaceful protesters, for example, learned about LAPD brutality in 1967. Ten
years later the ACLU and other citizen groups began investigating the Public Disorder Intelligence Division. In 1983, years
after the police commission had ordered PDID to destroy more than 50,000 espionage files, many of these files turned up again.
The commission then ordered PDID to disband, whereupon it changed its name to the Anti-Terrorist Division. This was a slick
move that used the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles as an excuse.
By 1992, LAPD officer
Mike Rothmiller was fed up. He blew the whistle by claiming that the Organized Crime Intelligence Division was the real culprit,
while PDID had been more or less a media diversion all along. Since 1957 OCID has collected files on everyone, from movie
stars to politicians, and even planted a mole in the mayor's office. Rothmiller was an OCID detective from 1978 to 1982,
and enjoyed access to many of these files. In this book he reports numerous instances of unwarranted surveillance, ugly racism,
and routine perjury by the LAPD. It's not a pretty picture, but it's much more accurate than those cop shows on TV.”
According to the book
description of Old Dog's Guide for Pups: Advice and Rules for Human Training, “Ok you
pups out there, listen up. Old Dog is going to explain the whole bone. Common sense Human training is as simple as One, Two,
Three. Once you understand its basic principles you can breeze through life with barely a "No! No! No!" along the
way. With 50,000 years of human domestication behind canines, it shouldn't be tough to own, train, and enjoy the perfect
human. Learn how to maximize your powers of staring, how to claim the perfect sleeping spots all over the house, how to control
the car ride, and more.”