Sergeant Mitchell Grobeson
was the Los Angeles Police Department’s first openly gay police officer. Following the publicity from his groundbreaking
lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department’s discriminatory practices, Mitchell Grobeson created the first formal
support group for Southern California gay and lesbian law enforcement, fire, rescue and paramedic professionals. He also formed
and hosted the first Statewide and National conference of gay officers in California.
His first novel, “Outside the Badge,” tells the story of a serial killer hunting the streets
of Los Angeles. According to Jack Connolly, “That some members of the LAPD could use a good spanking
is no secret; allegations of abuse within and outside the Los Angeles Police Department have been surfacing for years. In
Outside the Badge, former LAPD Police Officer Mitchell Grobeson (who sued the department for discrimination--and won) takes
actual events to weave a fictionalized account of a cop under siege--from the streets and from his own department. Grobeson
obviously knows his territory. Those with a cop fetish will enjoy his authentic voice and his attention to police procedure.
And the unconventional cover image of him as a hunky bare-chested hustler will surely win him fans. But his gritty tale is
not for the faint-hearted: the descriptions of the doomed hustlers--mostly runaways--are heartbreaking, and the torture scenes
are cold and graphic.”