Richard Ledesma, Los Angeles Police Department Veteran
Richard Ledesma is a Los Angeles Police Department veteran who co-founded The Los Angeles Police Historical Society. More recently his efforts have helped fund and establish Highland Park newest's museum-- the Los Angeles Police Museum-- but his 26 years of service saw the rise and fall the infamous Highland Park gang The Avenues
. Ledesma discusses the evolution of gangs from harmless boys' clubs to criminals while providing his own explanation for that shift in "Rise of the Inner City."