The Life and Career of a Police Commissioner

16 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2009

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James G. Clawson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Gerry Yemen

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Abstract

A high-ranking law enforcement officer falls from grace and moves on to become a popular radio talk show host. This undisguised case brings the reader into the world of politics and power as it examines the life and career of Edward T. Norris.

Excerpt

UVA-OB-0945

Sept. 12, 2008

THE LIFE AND CAREER OF A POLICE COMMISSIONER

I worked 14-to-16-hour days in the police business. Only took Sundays off. I buried a lot of good officers. I didn't do what I was accused of in the first place. How could I do anything different? I'm asked that question all the time, and it pisses me off. Would I have saved every single receipt I ever had? I don't know. What can I say? I didn't do what they accused me of doing in the first place. I didn't buy lingerie from the discretionary fund. Nothing. I saved a lot of lives in the city—and proved to people it could be done. I broke my ass for this city, buried seven police officers here, led the nation in crime reduction … why would I do anything different?

—Edward T. Norris

November 2006

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Keywords: Police, cop, Baltimore, reputation, crisis, leading, discretionary fund, turning life around, struggle, second career building managing

Suggested Citation

Clawson, James G. and Yemen, Gerry, The Life and Career of a Police Commissioner. Darden Case No. UVA-OB-0945. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1421120

James G. Clawson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty/clawson.htm

Gerry Yemen

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

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