Summary: deputy police chief of the Los Angeles Police Department who played central roles in helping to diversify the LAPD to improve the agency's ties to minority communities and stem crime in South LA when he joined the LAPD in 1977 and rose through the ranks to become its second-highest-ranking black officer.
Cause of Death: Heart failure
Born: November 28, 1955
Died: March 1, 2009
Location: Los Angeles, California