Rich Meraz worked his way through the ranks of LAPD to eventually become a Captain and assigned to the Rampart Divison. Even though he had worked counterterrorism, narcotics, and even the 1984 Olympic Games, but his biggest test was yet to come. In 1998, LAPD began an internal investigation into the CRASH unit. Over 70 officers were implicated in wrongdoing, and some went to prison. Rich was caught up in the middle, and also paid a price. Hear the real story of what inspired numerous movies including Training Day with Denzel Washington. Rich Meraz puts it all out there- the good, the bad and the very ugly.
Part 1: Rich Meraz and the LAPD Rampart Scandal
Rich Meraz lived through some of the darkest days of LAPD and the Rampart scandal, but survived to teach future leaders about how it happened.