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November 21, 2017


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I am retired from the Kansas City OCB and I have a true crime podcast. Can you pass along my invitation to do a phone interview about their experiences. My Podcast and contact is at www.ganglandwire.com

For some real investigating reporting read: "Down By the River" by Charles Bowden.
Learn why the so-called "War on Drugs" is truly unwinnable.

Yep, i worked the BNDD (DEA) task force when Phil Jordan was the Agent in Charge.
Thats how i eventually established a friendship with Chuck Bowden.

This is absolute drivel. Ned Warren was not convicted of anything by PPD. Ever. Chuck Hyder's Maricopa County Attorney's office sent Warren to the Arizona State Prison by specifically AVOIDING the Phoenix Police Department because of the internal corruption of its Organized Crime Bureau. They convicted Warren of underlying land fraud and the subsequent attempt he made to bribe a County Attorney investigator to destroy the files of the land fraud case. Because of the subsequent charges of bribery, Warren was non-bondable and had to make a deal. When he lied to prosecutors at the County, he was sentenced to 54-60 years in state prison. That was the end of Ned Warren, who died in prison. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) worked these cases along with County Attorney Investigators, because PPD's Organized Crime Bureau was considered unreliable. In fact it was later shown that three officers on that unit were corrupted by organized crime. By 1984 they were gone from that unit.

Police departments dont convict!
The prosecution by Chuck Hyder(currently a federal prosecutor)was a good thing. However the Maricopa County attorneys office investigation at the instruction of interim county attorney Don Harris(who advised he ordered Frank Murray to prosecute the case after Harris took over on the hasty departure of County Attorney Moise Burger, allegedly upon the instruction of Harry Rosenzweig) and subsquent conviction by Chuck Hyder's staff, including Frank, of Ned Warren was also aided by information previously gathered by non corrupt officers of the Federally Funded White Collar Crime Unit that that was attached to the PPD OCB.
Frank has pointed out some accurate things but that does not make the entire column "absolute drivel."
It is a fact that PPD White Collar Crime Sgt. Oscar Long told Warren in an interview, that he would die in prison!
Thanks Frank for your input.

In May of 1979 as a Sergeant in Internal affairs, I/A, I was transferred to the Administrative Sergeants position in the Organized Crime Bureau, OCB. Neither my Lieutenant in I/A or the Captain in OCB at the time knew why. I was instructed to see the police chief.

The chief advised he “had been told by the FBI that a member of the OCB staff had been identified as a Mafia associate.” The Chief also told me there were “files all over the OCB he wanted some order” brought to that problem.

Shortly after I transferred to OCB, the detective file clerk in the OCB Analyst section came into my office and said “you aren’t fucking getting me, I am retiring.” I said “what?” and he repeated himself. Shortly thereafter I discovered the “851” file and the index cards used to find them were not in the file room but in OCB detectives' possession.

I spent the next few months working on the Chiefs orders. Eventually the pressure of investigating my fellow officers (I had already been in I/A and also the pressure previously investigating corruption in the police union in 1975) I asked for a transfer.

I was transferred to the Administrative Sergeant's position in the Chief's office where I served two police Chiefs before going back to Uniform Street Patrol and eventually SAU (SWAT) and I/A again before retiring in 1991 as the Sergeant in Charge of the Narcotics Intervention Unit at Sky harbor Airport.

After my police career I took five years off and then in 1995/96 I “Urban” backedpacked and walked (not hitchhiking but occasionally accepting a ride when offered) across America arriving in Washington DC on Earth Day.

In 1996 I became a Private Investigator and owned a High end Security guard company and a diamond transport business. At almost 78, I continue to work and still believe there is no such thing as a “free cup of coffee.”

Note: For many years I have asked many reporters I know to write that the Don Bolles Murder was not a onetime singular event but a continuation of events that I believe started when Al Capone went to prison for TAX evasion. And this activity continues to this day.

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