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Bo Dietl

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Richard A. Dietl
New York City Police Department (NYPD)
Nickname Bo
Place of birth New York City, New York
Years of service 1972-1985
Rank Detective
Other work Businessman, Radio Personality

Richard Alfredo "Bo" Dietl is a former New York City Police Department detective and a media personality known for contributing on the Fox News Network and the Don Imus Show. As of 2010 he serves as Chairman of the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council, appointed by Governor George Pataki in 1995.

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[edit] NYPD career

After injuring his ankle in a skydiving accident, Dietl retired from the NYPD
in March 1985 (rather than take a desk job) and went on to found Beau
Dietl & Associates, specializing in corporate investigations for
major international companies. Among his clients are Columbia Pictures, Coca-Cola, Grey Advertising, PaineWebber, Lehman Brothers, Bankers Trust and the Saudi Royal Family.

The Republican and Conservative Parties of New York State for the 6th Congressional District nominated Dietl for the U.S. Congress in 1986.[1]

[edit] Film influences

  • The plot in Abel Ferrara's crime drama Bad Lieutenant
    is mainly inspired by Dietl's 1981 investigation of the rape of a young
    nun, however the similarities end there. Unlike the protagonist played
    by Harvey Keitel in the film, Dietl was not addicted to cocaine
    or an alcoholic during his tenure in law enforcement. Dietl played a
    role in the beginning of the film, as one of the investigating
    detectives.
  • An interview with Dietl is included in the documentary film Fabled Enemies by Jason Bermas of Loose Change fame. Dietl speaks about his relationship with FBI agent John P. O'Neill who was the leading expert on Osama bin Laden
    until his resignation from the FBI in August, 2001 to become head of
    security at the World Trade Centre, where he died on the job on September 11, 2001.

[edit] Radio and television

Dietl is a frequent guest of Don Imus on the Imus in the Morning radio program on WABC radio and simulcast on Fox Business Network. He appears regularly on Fox News Channel shows, including The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity, and Geraldo at Large. He has also appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,[3] and had a guest starring role on the NBC crime drama Law & Order.

In 2010, in response to the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks disseminating various leaked classified material, Bo Dietl and Bob Beckel called for the assassination of the website's spokesman Julian Assange [4]

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