Photo: Capt. Ed Jokisch. Credit: Jokisch family
In this portion of the interview, Jokisch discusses Capt. Jack Donahoe, head of the homicide and robbery divisions when they were separate departments; Inspector Ed Walker, the LAPD’s first head of press relations; picking up Jimmy “the Weasel” Fratianno after the killings of Anthony Brancato and Anthony Trombino – sometimes called the “Two Tonys Murder”;
Homicide Detectives Harry Hansen and Finis Brown; Homicide Detective Stewart Jones, who handled the Gladys Kern case; Homicide Detectives Harry Fremont and Tommy Bryan; Detective Herman “Bud” Zander; Steve Hodel’s “Black Dahlia Avenger”; Judge William Ritzi, a former prosecutor; Detective Ray Giese; Detective Roy Vaughn; Detective Ray Varella; bigamy, kidnapping and rape cases; gay murders; the Feb. 15, 1946, killing of gay attorney William H. Bonsall; gays hanging out in Pershing Square;
the Black Dahlia case; Examiner City Editor Jim Richardson; Herald-Express reporter Agness “Aggie” Underwood; the newspapers’ role in the Dahlia case; Detective Ralph Asdell; Dahlia suspect Robert M. “Red” Manley; Elizabeth Short’s address book; Detective Sam Flowers; Deputy Chief Joe Reed; Shriners and Catholics in the LAPD; Detective Eldon Young; Detective Lloyd Baughn;
Ray Pinker and Lee Jones of the LAPD crime lab; the Central Police Station; the conditions of the crime lab; George Banta; police stenographer Gene Bechtell; Officers Fitzgerald and Perkins, the first responders to the Black Dahlia crime scene; Chief of Detectives Bill Bradley; Detective Bill Cummings; Homicide Capt. Francis Kearney; Detective Jack Gotch; Homicide Capt. Robert Lohrman; police psychologist Paul DeRiver; Police Chief Clemence “C.B.” Horrall; and Black Dahlia suspect Leslie Dillon.