Tag Archives: suicide

Cops, Guns, & Suicide

Silhouette of man with gun to head.

In today’s headlines: Chicago Deputy Police Chief Shoots Himself, Latest in Long History of Suicides at the Department. During my five years with the Phoenix Police Department, I lost count of the number of times cops either committed or threatened to commit suicide…and always by the same method: With a gun. Most incidents I recall

Choke Holds and Other Displays of Affection

In the news recently: “Many of those joining the more than two weeks of protests have been calling for a ban on chokeholds and other methods of restraint used by police.” One of the three main characters in my soon-to-be-released trilogy, #Crazy101, knows a thing or two about police chokeholds. While ‘Crazy 101’ is a

A Hostage Situation

There was a police barricade & hostage situation in San Jose yesterday. Three suspects were taken into custody. Obviously, those suspects arrested were citizens and not police officers. I remember when Officer Don Klomp of the Phoenix Police Department held me at gunpoint inside his home, threatening to kill me, refusing to let me leave.

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