Tag Archives: William H. Parker

Jan. 5, 1959: LAPD Suspends Officer for – Uh-Oh

Jan. 5, 1959: Chief William Parker suspends Officer Charles Wolf serial No. 4115 for 15 days for … oh dear. Banging “a known prostitute and dissolute person” and letting her get possession of his firearm. This material is from the … Continue reading

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Before You Watch ‘Mob City’ — Bugsy Siegel, Mickey Cohen and Chief Parker

Before you watch TNT’s “Mob City” tonight, read these items from The Times about what Police Capt. William H. Parker was actually doing in the 1940s. Parker served in the Army during World War II and was discharged in November … Continue reading

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June 17, 1958

ere’s a crime-filled page: Narcotics traffic is responsible for much of the lawbreaking in L.A. (blame those lenient judges, says Police Chief William Parker), a plot to kidnap Bing Crosby’s wife and an insurance scheme in which someone intentionally gets … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

Jan. 8, 1958 Monday at 6:30 a.m., as Marvin Hanks of East L.A. walked from his home to his garage to drive to work, he observed that the full moon in the western sky was green–grass green. "What goes on … Continue reading

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Police and the courts

I missed this op/ed piece when it came out July 19, 1957. It was certainly a different era for the police.

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Countdown to Watts

The California Eagle, Aug. 22, 1957. The Times never reported the NAACP’s lawsuit against the Police Department. Apparently the Los Angeles police chief giving sworn testimony about the department wasn’t considered news.

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William Parker, Part 1

  June 17, 1957 Los Angeles I’m extremely pleased to be able to present Paul Weeks’ series on Los Angeles Police Chief William H. Parker.  Weeks did a first-rate job with a subject who wasn’t especially cooperative. Although Parker realized … Continue reading

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