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LAPD Officer Suspended for Misconduct, January 5, 1959

February 16, 2009 |  6:00 am
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Police Officer Charles Wolf, serial No. 4115, got himself into a bit of trouble...


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... at 502 S. Westlake Ave. ...
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... with a "dissolute person" named Ruth Schneider.

-- She was also a prostitute.

-- She also got possession of his firearm.

And frankly, I'll bet there's more to this story that didn't get written down.
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A 1952 article in The Times includes Officer C. Wolf among those punished for "Bloody Christmas," although it's unclear if this is the same Officer Wolf. According to Clinton Erickson, a former officer who tracks the "End of Watch" for LAPD officers, Charles Wolf retired in 1967 and died March 13, 1969. He was 52. A nice bit of research at the city archives by Catriona Lavery, a UCLA intern with the Daily Mirror.
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