Retired LAPD Capt. Ed Jokisch , who was in the Homicide Division in the 1940s, fought back against the claims in Steve Hodel’s “Black Dahlia Avenger” franchise until his death in 2011. This letter from former Deputy Dist. Atty. Stephen Kay agrees with Jokisch that there was no coverup by the LAPD.
I’m posting this now because TNT’s “I Am the Night” may raise questions about LAPD complicity in the Black Dahlia case. If you are new to the “Black Dahlia Avenger” franchise, Kay supported Steve Hodel’s case against his father, Dr. George Hodel. But even Kay thought Steve Hodel was going too far in claiming a massive LAPD coverup.
The letter was originally published on the “Warning Bells” blog of Gary Ingemunson, the independent counsel for the Los Angeles Police Protective League.