Steve Spingola A life in Law Enforment

A 2001 graduate of the FBI National Academy, Spingola holds two masters degrees. He is also a death investigation’s expert, a police related shooting reconstruction specialist, and has formal training in criminal investigative analysis (profiling).

Prior to his retirement as a lieutenant of detectives with the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), Spingola supervised all major categories of criminal investigations, including stints in the Homicide Unit, Vice Control Division, Sensitive Crimes Unit, and Violent Crimes Division. He further served as the lead investigator for the Critical Incident Unit, a group that probes police related shootings, use-of-force incidents, and other significant events. As a detective, Spingola spent several years conducting death investigations for a homicide unit with one of the highest clearance rates in the country.

Spingola’s role in academia is that of the coordinator of Criminal Justice Studies for Gateway Technical College and an adjunct professor of criminal justice and security management for Waukesha County Technical College and Marian University.

Steve is also the author of  Best of the Spingola Files, Vol. I, and Predators on the Parkway: a Former Homicide Detective Explores the Colonial Parkway Murders. Check out these periodicals by visiting www.badgerwordsmith.com/books.html

 

Book Review You Gotta Be Dirty by Micheal Groan

Our first review is the book You Gotta Be Dirty by Micheal Groan

Published 2016 by Badger Wordsmith, LLC Marinette, WI

190 pp with index.

I received this book late last week and at once I began to read it.

Grabbed my attention right off and found it hard to put down, very fascinating  story of the Outlaws MC in the State of Wisconsin and near by areas focusing in and around the city of Milwaukee.

Mr. Grogan carefully lays out not only the History of the Outlaws MC, but how other events of the time impacted not only events that the Club dealt but the politcal environment  within the City of Milwaukee Leadership and the Milwaukee Police Department.

Case in point as I knew growing up in Madison of the American Indian Movement with events leading up to the murders of FBI Agents Ron Williams, Jack Coler. and how the Outlaws MC may have been connected with the killings.

I knew growing up during the time written of in this book, I had read newspaper stories, can recall TV news reports, however I had no idea how wide range of criminal acts members of the Outlaws were engaged in nor the wide range of crimes involved.

The book does end with how the Outlaws MC was brought to justice and the fate of many with in the court system.

Mr. Grogan, also is clear in saying that groups like the Outlaws still exist and even the Outlaws MS may rise again, but for now…

This reader found this book well written, a joy to read.

The author goes into detail on use of FOIA, with some of the issues in researching this book.

The research was very well done with use of end notes, so the reader may themselves do their own research on this subject plus have an understanding of the hard work Mr. Grogan did in writing this book.

There is an Index to proper names

This book be a great book to get if you are interested in Cycle gangs make a great gift for someone who is as well.

This book is available on Amazon.

 

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