From the back cover:
In the past thirty years, the Los Angeles Police Department has been accused of endless charges of brutality and corruption. From the highly public and polarizing Rodney King beating, to the shocking Rampart Scandal, many have viewed the department as a brutish, yet effective, crime fighting force.
Covering the time from Chief Gates’ tenure until the end of the Rampart Scandal, this piece brings forgotten and startling events from the last thirty years of the L.A.P.D.’s shocking history to life. Using extensive research, this piece investigates the various charges of police corruption as a result of the different policing styles implemented by the department throughout the years, and not the result of a “few bad apples.”