FULL DISCLOSURE -
THE LAPD RECORDS
OF MICHAEL C. RUPPERT
As worldwide attention, including some from mainstream news
agencies, has focused on my reporting around the events
of 9-11, I have been subjected to a number of malicious
and patently dishonest attacks both inside news organizations
such as the Pacifica radio network and elsewhere, publicly.
Some of these attacks, which will soon be the subject of
legal action, have stated that I was fired from LAPD for
These statements are lies and
the following documents establish that. I should add also,
that these same documents are in the possession of Allan
Mittelstaedt, News Editor of the L.A. WEEKLY, which published
a recent story labeling me as a "defrocked" cop.
At the time of my resignation from the L.A. Police Department
I had been certified for promotion to Detective, had no
pending disciplinary actions, and was earning the highest
rating reports possible. The records speak for themselves.
Have I ever seen a psychiatrist? Absolutely. In 1977, after
I had discovered the CIA bringing drugs into New Orleans,
detectives from LAPDs Organized Crime Intelligence
Division, who I knew had CIA connections, began suggesting
to me that I hadnt seen what I had seen and that perhaps
I was hallucinating. They began suggesting that I go see
a psychiatrist of their choosing for "help."
Instead, I went to my own psychiatrist. His statement is
included for your review. Having been betrayed by my fiancée
and also by members of my own department, I do not need
to justify a statement that this was a stressful period
of my life. I had been threatened, burglarized, followed
and shot at for months. If that isnt stressful, then
what is? I make no apologies for it and feel no shame. No
one who seeks therapy or guidance should ever feel shame.
My "injury" was ruled as being "Duty Related"
or IOD. Never once was I placed on restricted duty.
What is important to note is that I saw the psychiatrist,
who judged me stable, sane and sound, in 1977. After that
- for one year - I earned the highest possible
ratings and was rated as eminently qualified for field duty
and a promotion. LAPD did not again raise the psychological
issue until after I had resigned and gone public on the
issue of CIA drug dealing.
I am proud of my LAPD record and it speaks for itself.
Michael C. Ruppert
of LAPD documents in Reverse Chronological Order:
(Note: EACH of these files is approx. 220K in size.)
resignation - pg2
Letter - pg1
Dr. Cole Letter - pg 2
city police department letter
states dept. of justice (DEA) certificate
as student worker 1972
personnel rating report_1971-2