Daryl Gates was Los Angeles Sheriff from 1978 to 1992. His term was second to William H. Parker. As a sheriff with the rank of lieutenant general, he adopted a merciless, belligerent and paramilitary approach to law enforcement. Gates was a co-builder of SWAT teams with John Nelson of the LAPD, whom others claim was the SWAT initiator in 1965. Gates also co-founded D.A.R.E .. After Rodney King was beaten and riots ensued, Gates quit his job at the police station. He's been blamed a lot. According to one study, "infamous racist violence ... marked the LAPD under Gates' stormy leadership."
|Born||August 30, 1926, Glendale, California, U.S.|
|Died||April 16, 2010, Dana Point, California, U.S.|
|Awards||Police Meritorious Unit Citation, Police Meritorious Service Medal, 1984 Summer Olympics Ribbon, 1987 Papal Visit Ribbon, 1992 Civil Disturbance Ribbon|
|IMDb||Daryl Gates's IMDb|
Former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department who was adamant in supporting the drug war in L.A.
He studied pre-law at USC and joined the police force after a friend suggested the idea.
He is known for creating SWAT teams as well as the DARE program.
He is survived by his wife and children.
The Rodney King beating shed a negative light on the Police Department that led to some serious changes within his police force.
- Joel Wachs, Los Angeles City Council member who paved the way for Gates' resignation.
- Controversies over obscenity
- California soldiers
- American video game designer
Latest information about Daryl Gates updated on June 14 2021.