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O'Grady: The life and times of Hollywood's no. 1 private eye
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From the History of the Los Angeles Police Department (lapdonline.org)

When James E. Davis became Chief in 1926, he formed a 50-man "gun squad" announcing that "the gun-toting element and the rum smugglers are going to learn that murder and gun-toting are most inimical to their best interest." He added that he would "hold court on gunmen in the Los Angeles streets; I want them brought in dead, not alive and will reprimand any officer who shows the least mercy to a criminal."

John O’Grady, a Los Angeles area top private investigator was with the Los Angeles Police Department for over 20 years.  For 12 of those years he was in charge of the Hollywood Narcotics Detail.  Additionally, he spent eight years teaching police science, was a member of the International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association, California State Narcotics Association and a nationally recognized polygraph expert.  In his book, “O’Grady: The life and Times of Hollywood’s No. 1 Private Eye,” he gives the reader names, dates and details of investigations in the 1960s and 1970s.

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