All posts tagged: Dennis N. Griffin

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ROGUE TOWN: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Stamford, CT and the Cop Who Cleaned it Up

Rogue Town The true story of Stamford, Connecticut, a city under the stranglehold of organized crime, the officials who betrayed the public trust, and the cop who wore a wire to help bring them down. Stamford, CT sits approximately 50 minutes from Manhattan and was the location where summer homes were built by wealthy New Yorkers in the late 19th century. Along with the influx of industry moving out of New York City,  came organized crime. Rogue Town is the true story about a 21-year-old cop who only set out to make a living with the Stamford Police Department to support his growing family. Little did he know what was in store for him. The story of Vito Colucci, Jr. and his under cover work with the Stamford, CT police force may seem unbelievable to some, but every word is true, every name, and every incident he survived. Written by well-known true crime author, Dennis N. Griffin, the tales of corruption and danger in Rogue Town, not only from organized crime, but within the department …

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Shattered Lives: Dennis and Faith Griffin: How Life Changes in an Instant

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE True crime author and former NY officer, Dennis Griffin, and his right arm and inspiration, wife Faith, are the guests for the hour on Shattered Lives. In 1986 their lives were shattered when their vibrant daughter, Kim, was suddenly killed in a car accident. A bright 18 year old, Kim had just graduated from high school in June and was scheduled to enter college in September. On August 5 she went swimming with three other friends at a popular spot about 40 miles from home. On the way home from a day in the sun and fun, the accident happened as they neared the top of a hill. An elderly driver was coming in the opposite direction at a high rate of speed, panicked, and his car slammed into the car that Kim and her friends were riding in, …

Crime Time with Vito Colucci: Dennis Griffin and Vito Talk Crime!

Sunday, February 4 at 11pm ET, 8pm PT Streaming LIVE from 970AM KNUU Radio in Las Vegas! To Listen LIVE CLICK HERE Two old pals of crime, Vito Colucci, Jr. and Dennis Griffin join together to bring true crime cases to the airwaves.  Tune in for the discussion and find out what Vito and Denny are up to! Dennis N. Griffin Dennis Griffin retired in 1994, after a 20-year career in investigations and law enforcement in New York State. He and his wife Faith moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, shortly afterward. He wrote his first novel,The Morgue, in 1996. He currently has seven mystery/thrillers published. Dennis’s debut in non-fiction, Policing Las Vegas – A History of Law Enforcement in Southern Nevada, was released in April 2005. It covers the evolution of law enforcement in Las Vegas and Clark County from the city’s establishment in 1905. His second non-fiction, The Battle for Las Vegas – The Law versus the Mob, tells the story of the Tony Spilotro era in Las Vegas from 1971 thru 1986. It was released in …

Crime Wire Investigates! Tuesday, June 21

Tuesday, June 21, 9pm ET Listen LIVE:   Crime Wire Investigates  The Lover’s Lane Murders: Update On August 23, 1990, 22-year-old Cheryl Henry and her 21-year-old boyfriend, Andy Atkinson, were brutally murdered in an undeveloped, wooded area of westernHarrisCountyinHouston,Texas. Both victims had been tied with a rope and their throats slashed. Cheryl had also been raped. Nearly 21 years later those murders remain unsolved. Joining us to discuss the status of the investigation will be the fathers of the victims, Bob Henry and Garland Atkinson, and Gene Cervantes of Citizens Against Homicide.  The Rick DeVecchi Case On the morning of December 17, 1998, 37-year-old Rick DeVecchi was working at the family trucking company in Berkeley, California.  A person was observed prowling in the back of Rick’s pickup truck, which was parked across the street. Rick was informed, but continued the tasks he was doing. A few minutes later Rick and a co-worker walked out of the gate and began to walk toward Rick’s pickup truck. By this time the suspect had gotten into his own car. He began to drive toward Rick. Without …