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Daryl F. Gates

Gates spent 43 years with the Los Angeles Police Department. He won praise for his initiatives to improve the force's effectiveness and the success of the 1984 Olympics burnished Gates' image. But his combative style alienated many. Related links: Daryl F. Gates dies at 83; innovative but controversial chief of the LAPD LAPD officers' union mourns death of former chief Timeline: Key events in his life Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times
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