CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2003 |
On his last day as Culver City's police chief, Ted Cooke shook a few hands, made a couple of last jokes and quietly slipped out of department headquarters. The longest-serving, still-active police chief in California at the time -- with 27 years as head of the Culver City Police Department -- was ending his career. There would be no group pictures. No long speeches. No tearful goodbyes. No one expected anything more.
December 6, 1990 |
A federal judge this week cleared the way for a constitutional challenge to a Culver City Police Department policy that limits the ability of citizens to register complaints of police brutality or misconduct. U.S. District Court Judge David Kenyon ruled Monday that he would hear a lawsuit alleging that the Police Department has an unconstitutional policy of refusing to take charges of misconduct if the incident has been described in police reports.
July 9, 1987
Bicycle-riding police officers will patrol the Ballona bike path throughout the summer, according to Police Chief Ted Cooke. Regulation uniforms have been temporarily replaced by blue shorts, white shirts and tennis shoes. The officers are members of the department's Crime Impact Team.
September 3, 1987
Crime in Culver City has decreased 4% during the past seven months contrasted with the same period last year, according to Police Chief Ted Cooke. Since January, rapes have declined by 33%, robberies by 23% and burglaries from motor vehicles by 13%. Cooke also said that 33% of the major crimes committed in the past seven months have been solved.
November 19, 1992
The Police Department warns that a caller soliciting donations for the department is an impostor. The caller, who claims to represent the Culver City Police Union, tells residents that police response time will be affected if they do not make donations. Police Chief Ted Cooke said the Culver City Police Officers Assn. is not seeking contributions and has not contracted with an outside company to solicit funds.
May 30, 1985
Police Chief Ted Cooke has been elected first vice president of the California Police Chiefs Assn. Antioch Police Chief Leonard Herendeen was elected president of the association, which is made up of municipal police administrators in California. Cooke, who has served in Los Angeles County law enforcement for 29 years, became chief of police in Culver City in 1976 after a career with the Los Angeles Police Department.