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Police Officers As Tour Guides: New LA 'Crime Scene Tours' Opens
Los Angeles Police Officer Ramon Muniz led a recent tour. His first police assignment was in the North Hollywood Division. He learned the division (at the time) held the record for the highest incidence of injuries for rookie cops. Early in his career, Muniz was frustrated to be on desk patrol when he showed up for work the morning after the Bonny Lee Bakley murder. But missing the chance to go out on the particular call certainly did not hamper his ability to bring it and other crimes vividly to life.
Before the first official tour had started, numerous buses were pre-booked for visitors from Japan. The Japanese had followed the Kazuyoshi Miura case very closely. Miura was scheduled to go to trial in Los Angeles for killing his wife, but hung himself in his Los Angeles prison cell. That crime, which Levine said was Japan’s version of the O.J. Simpson trial, will be included for his Japanese tourists.