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Author: Thomas McKenna,William Harrington
ISBN: 031214010X
Language: English
Pages: 240 pages
Category: Politics & Government
Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (April 1, 1996)
Rating: 4.2
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A New York City homicide detective discusses the real world and work of a dedicated police investigator. An NYPD detective for almost 30 years, McKenna spent most of that time on the force as a specialist in homicide

A New York City homicide detective discusses the real world and work of a dedicated police investigator. An NYPD detective for almost 30 years, McKenna spent most of that time on the force as a specialist in homicide. Writing with freelancer Harrington, he compellingly details his efforts in high-profile cases like those of the Central Park jogger who was raped, beaten and left for dead, and the preppie murder case, in which both the victim and her killer were from the posh Upper East Side.

What's it really like to be a Detective?

What's it really like to be a Detective?

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Detective first grade McKenna has seen firsthand many of the most notorious cases in recent Manhattan history and reports the facts in the streetwise patois of a seasoned gumshoe

Detective first grade McKenna has seen firsthand many of the most notorious cases in recent Manhattan history and reports the facts in the streetwise patois of a seasoned gumshoe. McKenna joined the force in 1965 and quickly climbed through the ranks until he became a detective and a member of the elite Hostage Negotiating Team. He was directly involved in the Preppie Murder case, the investigation of the Central Park & in which a female jogger was beaten senseless by a gang of youths, and countless sordid crimes of passion and stupidity.

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Manhattan North Homicide With his morning coffee, Detective McKenna begins the day puzzling out some o. .

Manhattan North Homicide. 1997) A non fiction book by William Harrington and Thomas McKenna. In 1965, when Thomas McKenna received his first shield, he was told he had just been handed a ticket to the greatest show on earth. In a career that spans thirty years, McKenna has led the life that every armchair detective dreams of and has become widely regarded as one of the best homicide detectives New York City has to offer. With his morning coffee, Detective McKenna begins the day puzzling out some of the most horrible tragedies that Manhattan has ever seen.

Repeatedly, Detective McKenna writes in his book that detectives are not supposed to get emotionally involved. But it's clear that he feels strong empathy for the victim in the unsolved case, Lisa Potter. She was strangled on a weekday afternoon, in the hours between college classes and leaving for the swing shift at a Bronx post office.

Thomas Bolden took a knee. Now, where was I? ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

Senior Detective, NYPD Homicide. Dog handler, NYPD Canine Unit. Detective First Grade Daniel Fitzgerald Reagan is the eldest son of Commissioner Frank Reagan

Senior Detective, NYPD Homicide. Commanding Officer, NYPD Special Investigations Unit Greta – When assigned to the Canine Unit as a dog handler, Frank's partner was Greta  . Detective First Grade Daniel Fitzgerald Reagan is the eldest son of Commissioner Frank Reagan. He is portrayed by New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg.

Thomas Patrick McKenna (7 September 1929 – 13 February 2011) (but usually known as . McKenna) was an Irish actor, born in Mullagh, County Cavan. Thomas Patrick McKenna was born at Mullagh, Co. Cavan, Ireland, in 1929 and educated at Mullagh School and St Patrick's College, Cavan. There he became a protégé of Fr. Vincent Kennedy who featured him in the annual productions of Gilbert & Sullivan operas

A New York City homicide detective discusses the real world and work of a dedicated police investigator, shedding light on such notorious cases as the Central Park Jogger Case, the Preppie Murder, and the Baby Maldonado Case.
Comments (4)
Qiahmagha
The book was an interesting insight into how a city detective squad operates. I particularly liked the feeling of being on the street with the detectives. The writing held my attention and I read most of the book in one sitting (my eyes got tired). Full of little interesting details like the gun that got rusted from sweat and lack of actual use. Apparently, very few cops ever shoot their gun at a criminal. Liked the bar scene where Tom confronted an armed thug and did shoot him - and nearly had a heart attack. It was a good overall read. I would have liked a little more detail on the relationships between detectives. Tom seemed a little shy about talking about his colleagues.
Rivik
Anecdotal tales of true cases in New York City from a Detective who knows the street and knows his craft. Knew Tom during his career from foot Patrolman to Detective. Well know and highly respected by his peers. Good reed of unvarnished NYC.
Gigafish
The 240 pages in this very readable book cover the highlights in the career of Detective First Grade McKenna and his thirty years in the NYPD. He shares his thoughts while discussing many of his interesting cases. The book reads like a TV series waiting to happen. The 14 chapters tell of the events behind the newspaper stories.
Chapter 1 tells of the Central Park Jogger attacked in April 1989. Page 9 tells that if a suspect denies being at the scene of the crime, he has something to hide. Perhaps there's another reason for not getting involved? Detective McKenna got a confession that resulted in a conviction. But in 2003 the DNA evidence caused their release from jail, and exoneration. "There was no physical evidence". Is there a lesson to be learned? Should anyone be convicted on a disputed confession when there is no other evidence? But it happens.
When crimes occur, Detectives show up after to gather the statements of eyewitnesses, and begin their investigation. Sometimes they get information from people who were not there. After spending hours and days the facts emerge to point to the suspects. They are tracked down, arrested, then convicted. Detective McKenna emphasizes that "police work is all teamwork". Many of the crimes just happen by opportunity; there are few masterminds in street crime. One exception is on page 40. After you read this book you can turn to the classic Hammett and Chandler short stories with a new viewpoint.
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This is one of the lying & crooked detectives that was involved in framing 5 innocent boys in the Central Park 5 case.