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Daryl Gates

Daryl GatesAKA Daryl Francis Gates

Born: 30-Aug-1926
Birthplace: Glendale, CA
Died: 16-Apr-2010
Location of death: Dana Point, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - other
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Law Enforcement, Radio Personality
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chief of LAPD, 1978-92

Military service: US Navy

Joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1948, eventually promoted to driver for then-Chief William H. Parker, putting him in a politically advantageous position that led to rapid promotion through the ranks. Police Chief from 1978 until his retirement in 1992, under pressure for the LAPD's handling of the videotaped Rodney King beating and the riots that followed the acquittals of the officers involved. As Chief, Gates developed the nation's first police paramilitary Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) squads, and played a lead role in development of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) cops-in-schools program.

Father: Paul Gates (plumber)
Mother: Arvilla
Brother: Stephen
Brother: Lowell
Wife: Wanda Hawkins (div. 1968)
Daughter: Debby Ladesma
Daughter: Kathy Perricone
Son: Lowell Scott Gates ("Scott")
Wife: Sima Lalich (flight attendant, div. 1994)

    High School: Franklin High School, Highland Park, CA (1944)
    University: Pasadena City College (transferred)
    University: University of Southern California

    California State Official Chief of Police, Los Angeles (1978-92)
    Sierra Entertainment
    Ig Nobel Prize Peace (1992)
    Risk Factors: Bladder Cancer

    Street Kings (10-Apr-2008)
    Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam (27-Dec-1995) · Himself

Author of books:
Chief: My Life in the LAPD (1992, memoir)

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