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Daryl Gates

Daryl Gates Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1926
Place of Birth California
Death day April 16, 2010 (83 years old)
Zodiac Sign Virgo
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Daryl Gates

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
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About Daryl Gates

Former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department who was adamant in supporting the drug war in L.A.

Daryl Gates before fame

He studied pre-law at USC and joined the police force after a friend suggested the idea.

Achievement of Daryl Gates

He is known for creating SWAT teams as well as the DARE program.

Daryl Gates family life

He is survived by his wife and children.

Associations of Daryl Gates

The Rodney King beating shed a negative light on the Police Department that led to some serious changes within his police force.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Daryl Gates

  • 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.

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