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Daryl Gates (1926–2010)

Founder of the SWAT team and Chief of the Los Angeles Police department for longer than any other Chief in the history of the Los Angeles Police department. Daryl Gates was born on August 30, 1926 in California. He is considered one of the most influential leaders in LAPD history and was famous for his strong stance against drugs. Before becoming ... See full bio »

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Other Works:

Opinion: "Women Soldiers", "Playboy' (USA), February 1993, p.28. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chief Daryl F. Gates | Chief Daryl Gates | Daryl F. Gates

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About the Rodney King beating: "I was shocked like everybody else. And I knew that type of incident was going to happen since the suppression of the choke-hold appliance." See more »


Famous crime writer James Ellroy described Gates as a modern-day vampire in his novels "Blood on the Moon", "Because of the Night" and "Suicide Hill". See more »



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