Pubdate: Wed, 16 Feb 2000
Date: 02/16/2000
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Author: Sgt. Rick Dedmon

I read with great interest the article, "Shooting Scenes Rigged, Perez
Says" (Feb. 10). It never ceases to amaze me that everybody gives a
convict like Rafael Perez so much credence. He's an admitted thief and
a liar and will do anything to save his own skin.

I'm sure that some of the things he says may be true. But I have to
say this: I've been a police officer for almost 26 years. I've spent
over 18 of those years working the field both as an officer and a
supervisor. I have never seen an officer do any of the things he
alleges. However, I have seen officers work their tails off for the
citizens of Los Angeles, and do it proudly. I hope the citizens
remember that we all aren't like Perez.

I still wear the uniform with pride and I'm damn proud of the over
9,000 other Los Angeles police officers who do the same.


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