A Cop's Brain Trust
Al Rusche was the best police chief I worked for during my career and I wished more than once that he was still around to give me his honest opinion. It was something I once witnessed him do in his office that let me know I could still count on him for advice. In the mid 90ís I was running (sometimes in seemed as if it ran me) the largest undercover drug operation the department had ever been involved in. Mike, our most proactive road officer, had arrested a perp on a traffic stop in possession of a small amount of cocaine. Not a big deal in the Cincinnati area, but Ricky (our new best friend) was on parole, and he was willing to give up his mother to stay out of prison. The intelligence he provided on a possible drug den in the middle of town, if true, was disturbing and a political nightmare waiting to happen...
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