Gangster Squad Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles (Hardcover)
|Author: Paul Lieberman|
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|A secret police force wages an all-out street war to drive gangs from Los Angeles after WWII in a story that will soon be a major movie starring Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling. Lieberman tracked down surviving members of the secretive LAPD squad that battled Mickey Cohen and other hoodlums in 1950s L.A.|
From the Publisher:
Describes how the Los Angeles Police Department formed an eight-man special unit to go after LA's gangsters in 1946, and relates the efforts of two of the squad--Jack O'Mara and Jerry Wooters--to take down mob boss Mickey Cohen.