Way Down in the Hole: The Meteoric Rise, Tragic Fall and Ultimate Redemption of America’s Most Promising Cop

Way Down in the Hole: The Meteoric Rise, Tragic Fall and Ultimate Redemption of America's Most Promising Cop Author Ed Norris
ISBN-10 1627201440
ISBN-13 9781627201445
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 0
Language English
Publisher Apprentice House
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Ed Norris career arc was dazzling He spent 20 years as a crime fighting savant with the New York Police Department rising from beat cop to deputy commissioner of operations at age 36 As police commissioner of Baltimore he breathed life into a demoralized force that lowered the city s infamous homicide count for the first time in a decade After the 911 attacks he took over the Maryland State Police and pushed innovative anti terrorism strategies that made him a national leader in the field At the University of Virginia they taught a graduate course about how his leadership techniques transformed one of the most violent cities in the country He was the golden boy of law enforcement a brash larger than life figure with a taste for fine restaurants bespoke clothing and fast motorcycles Then it all came crashing down An investigation into a little known police expense account morphed into what many felt was a politically motivated hit job by federal prosecutors Corruption charges were spiced with lurid allegations of pricey dinners with women and gifts purchased at Victoria s Secret Ed Norris protested his innocence but landed in federal prison Thus began the hellish ordeal that ultimately cost him his livelihood reputation health and marriage This is the incredible story of America s most promising cop the dark forces that brought him down and his long emotional journey back from the abyss

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