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January 3, 1989 | DON SHIRLEY
"Terror on Highway 91" (Channels 2 and 8 at 9 tonight) is an assembly-line presentation of a young cop's exposure of corruption and brutality within the sheriff's department of a small Southern county. There aren't many surprises here. At the beginning of the film, a flashback framing device informs us that there's trouble, right here in Cade County, and the examples of that trouble parade across the screen for most of the running time of the film.
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July 10, 2012
Re "Actor played heavies but had a light side," Obituary, July 9 As a young actor in the mid-1970s, I had the pleasure of having small roles in forgettable made-for-TV movies with both Andy Griffith and Ernest Borgnine, two legendary actors that we've recently lost. The scene I had with Borgnine was as a rookie cop partnered with a lifer on a rainy New York street, shot late at night, on a cold, wet Paramount set. Borgnine went out of his way to make sure that I was comfortable with not only the scene but the weather.
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NATIONAL
June 1, 2003 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
When the net finally came down on Eric Robert Rudolph, his captor was not one of the scores of federal agents who've trailed him for five years, but a baby-faced, small-town cop who's worn a badge for barely 10 months. On Saturday, the pride of this town of 1,650 people was 21-year-old Jeff Postell, who arrested Rudolph in the early morning while on routine patrol behind a Save-A-Lot supermarket.
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January 27, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
When a guy steps onto a narrow ledge, many stories above a messy bit of New York City asphalt, you figure it is someone in dire straights taking desperate measures. In "Man on a Ledge" that guy is an ex-cop, convicted felon and recent prison escapee played by Sam Worthington - a situation that is about as fraught as it gets. And yet, Worthington's Nick Cassidy doesn't seem all that frantic, in fact, except for a couple of deep breaths he barely breaks a sweat. I, on the other hand, was gripping anything in reach, palms dripping, thinking I might not have survived the effects had they been 3-D. Though there were other production sites, serious time was spent actually shooting on that 14-inch ledge wrapping the 21st floor of the Roosevelt Hotel to create the vicarious sensation of being there.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
When Tim Smith graduated from San Diego State, job prospects weren't promising for English literature majors. But the San Diego Police Department was hiring. In 1978, Smith began as a rookie cop in downtown San Diego: a minister's son with an anti-authority streak, given to sassing his superiors and quoting Shakespeare at odd times. His nonconformity notwithstanding, he rose to the rank of lieutenant, switched to the city schools' police force and then retired in 2003 after being injured in an on-duty traffic accident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former Oakland rookie cop testified Friday that a group of renegade officers known as "The Riders" pressured him to quit after he disapproved of their practices. Keith Batt, 24, was questioned for more than four hours about his two weeks working the night shift on the streets of west Oakland.
NEWS
March 4, 1988 | United Press International
Two suspects were arrested today in the killing of a rookie cop who was shot in the head while guarding a drug witness--a shooting that prompted Mayor Edward Koch to refer to President Reagan as a "wimp" in the war on drugs. Police sources identified the suspects as Todd Scott, 19, and Scott Cobb, 24, but declined to release details of the charges.
OPINION
July 10, 2012
Re "Actor played heavies but had a light side," Obituary, July 9 As a young actor in the mid-1970s, I had the pleasure of having small roles in forgettable made-for-TV movies with both Andy Griffith and Ernest Borgnine, two legendary actors that we've recently lost. The scene I had with Borgnine was as a rookie cop partnered with a lifer on a rainy New York street, shot late at night, on a cold, wet Paramount set. Borgnine went out of his way to make sure that I was comfortable with not only the scene but the weather.
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April 5, 2009 | Denise Martin
Please talk about: "Observe and Report" You've seen the posters: Seth Rogen stars as an inept mall security guard in a film by Jody Hill, who's kept us all stocked with Danny McBride treats like "Foot Fist Way" and "Eastbound & Down" (renew it, HBO). So in the event you jumped the gun and watched "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," here's your chance to right that wrong.
NEWS
January 25, 2009 | Mike Schneider, Schneider writes for the Associated Press.
Val Butler was a rookie patrol cop working on the ground floor of the Orlando Police Department. Jerry Demings worked as a detective on the second floor. One day, after hearing through the grapevine that he was unhappy with a patrol report she had written, she walked upstairs to his office and gave him a piece of her mind. "She was a rookie cop. A rookie!" Demings said with disbelief almost a quarter of a century later. "I thought, 'Who on Earth is this person?' " "I think that's when he fell in love with me," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
When Tim Smith graduated from San Diego State, job prospects weren't promising for English literature majors. But the San Diego Police Department was hiring. In 1978, Smith began as a rookie cop in downtown San Diego: a minister's son with an anti-authority streak, given to sassing his superiors and quoting Shakespeare at odd times. His nonconformity notwithstanding, he rose to the rank of lieutenant, switched to the city schools' police force and then retired in 2003 after being injured in an on-duty traffic accident.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2009 | Denise Martin
Please talk about: "Observe and Report" You've seen the posters: Seth Rogen stars as an inept mall security guard in a film by Jody Hill, who's kept us all stocked with Danny McBride treats like "Foot Fist Way" and "Eastbound & Down" (renew it, HBO). So in the event you jumped the gun and watched "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," here's your chance to right that wrong.
NEWS
January 25, 2009 | Mike Schneider, Schneider writes for the Associated Press.
Val Butler was a rookie patrol cop working on the ground floor of the Orlando Police Department. Jerry Demings worked as a detective on the second floor. One day, after hearing through the grapevine that he was unhappy with a patrol report she had written, she walked upstairs to his office and gave him a piece of her mind. "She was a rookie cop. A rookie!" Demings said with disbelief almost a quarter of a century later. "I thought, 'Who on Earth is this person?' " "I think that's when he fell in love with me," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2006 | Dana Parsons
It's a jungle out there. Lot of crazy people running around with guns. And then there are the criminals. Maybe you saw the story in the paper this week about the Huntington Beach Police Department's training exercise in which one officer occasionally hides a gun in the car of someone who's been pulled over. The idea is to see whether the officer's rookie partner can find the gun during a routine vehicle search.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2003 | Steve Carney, Special to The Times
Simplify your Christmas shopping and explain what he does every week on 400 public radio stations nationwide: Ira Glass is trying to do at least two things at once in his job as host of "This American Life." On Tuesday, the public-radio show releases its second compilation CD, "Crimebusters + Crossed Wires," which follows 1999's "Lies, Sissies, & Fiascoes."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2003 | Anna Gorman and Tony Perry, Times Staff Writers
Police Officer Tony Zeppetella had a new wife and 6-month-old son at home, but that didn't keep him from devoting long hours as a rookie police officer, co-workers and family members said Saturday. "He would come in early and stay late, trying to be the best policeman you can be," said Oceanside Police Det. Mike Bowman. "That takes a lot of dedication when you have a brand-new family at home."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
When a guy steps onto a narrow ledge, many stories above a messy bit of New York City asphalt, you figure it is someone in dire straights taking desperate measures. In "Man on a Ledge" that guy is an ex-cop, convicted felon and recent prison escapee played by Sam Worthington - a situation that is about as fraught as it gets. And yet, Worthington's Nick Cassidy doesn't seem all that frantic, in fact, except for a couple of deep breaths he barely breaks a sweat. I, on the other hand, was gripping anything in reach, palms dripping, thinking I might not have survived the effects had they been 3-D. Though there were other production sites, serious time was spent actually shooting on that 14-inch ledge wrapping the 21st floor of the Roosevelt Hotel to create the vicarious sensation of being there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2006 | Dana Parsons
It's a jungle out there. Lot of crazy people running around with guns. And then there are the criminals. Maybe you saw the story in the paper this week about the Huntington Beach Police Department's training exercise in which one officer occasionally hides a gun in the car of someone who's been pulled over. The idea is to see whether the officer's rookie partner can find the gun during a routine vehicle search.
NATIONAL
June 1, 2003 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
When the net finally came down on Eric Robert Rudolph, his captor was not one of the scores of federal agents who've trailed him for five years, but a baby-faced, small-town cop who's worn a badge for barely 10 months. On Saturday, the pride of this town of 1,650 people was 21-year-old Jeff Postell, who arrested Rudolph in the early morning while on routine patrol behind a Save-A-Lot supermarket.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former Oakland rookie cop testified Friday that a group of renegade officers known as "The Riders" pressured him to quit after he disapproved of their practices. Keith Batt, 24, was questioned for more than four hours about his two weeks working the night shift on the streets of west Oakland.
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