Mitchel P. Roth,Tom Kennedy's Houston Blue: The Story of the Houston Police Department PDF

By Mitchel P. Roth,Tom Kennedy

Houston Blue deals the 1st entire heritage of 1 of the nation’s biggest police forces, the Houston Police division. via broad archival study and a couple of hundred interviews with well-liked Houston police figures, politicians, information journalists, legal professionals, and others, authors Mitchel P. Roth and Tom Kennedy chronicle the advance of policing within the Bayou urban from its days as a filthy buying and selling publish within the 1830s to its present prestige because the nation’s fourth biggest urban. renowned old figures who've brushed shoulders with Houston’s most interesting during the last a hundred seventy five years comprise Houdini, Teddy Roosevelt and his tough Riders, O. Henry, former Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, hatchet wielding temperance chief Carrie country, the Hilton Siamese Twins, blues musician Leadbelly, oilman Silver buck Jim West, and so forth. The Houston Police division was once one of many first towns within the South to undertake fingerprinting as an id procedure and use the polygraph try, and lower than the management of its first African American police leader, Lee Brown, positioned the speculation of local orientated policing into perform within the Nineteen Eighties. The strength has been embroiled in controversy and excessive profile legal circumstances besides. one of the circumstances chronicled within the e-book are the Dean Corll, Dr. John Hill, and Sanford Radinsky murders; debatable circumstances regarding the department’s crime lab; the killings of Randy Webster and Joe Campos Torres; and the Camp Logan, Texas Southern collage, and Moody Park Riots.

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