Former Los Angeles Police Department detective who wrote the tell-all book, Murder in Brentwood, which recounts the controversial O.J. Simpson trial.
He was a machine gunner in the United States Marine Corps in the early 1970s.
He wrote several other true crime books, including Murder in Greenwich and Murder in Spokane: Catching a Serial Killer.
With his third wife, Caroline Lody, he had two children: Haley and Cole.
He ended his police career after investigating the O.J. Simpson murder trial in the 1990s.