Policing the Nation's Capital
Apr 18, 2018
In the late 1960s, the D.C. police department was becoming overwhelmed with protests against the Vietnam War, Civil Rights demonstrations, and a surge in crime. The government decided to recruit thousands of new officers -- many of them through the armed forces. In the first episode of Legacy, we hear the story of Gary Hankins who was one of those recruits, what he learned about policing from his transition, and what it was like to control protests against the war he just got back from fighting.