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Dwight “Skip” Gillette interview

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSA.27.Gillette


  • 2011 August 10

Biographical note

Dwight “Skip” Gillette is a retired police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Skip began his career with the LAPD in 1970. In his thirty-eight years with the LAPD he served as beat-cop, detective, and motorcycle officer. As a LAPD officer from 1970-2008, Skip reported for duty during many historical moments in the city’s history such as political demonstrations, the Rodney King beating, and the 1992 civil unrest that followed.

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General Note

The following is a list of important events described in the interview with Skip and their time code location within the interview: 0:29:27 Motorcycle officers 0:32:34 Love-in riots 0:38:29 1984 Olympics 0:42:30 1994 Earthquake 0:50:27 Rodney King Incident 0:56:05 1992 LA Riot 0:59:28 LAPD R. King Reflections

Repository Details

Part of the Library and Archives at the Autry Repository

210 South Victory Blvd.
Burbank CA 91502 USA US