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Local Police Veteran Served As Liaison To Hollywood

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Quintin Peterson, a 28-year D.C. police department veteran, talks about his life as a Hollywood liaison.
Kavitha Cardoza
Quintin Peterson, a 28-year D.C. police department veteran, talks about his life as a Hollywood liaison.

Movies and TV shows like The X-Files, State of Play, Die Hard and Minority Report all have one thing in common: Quintin Peterson. This 28-year veteran has been the Metropolitan Police Department's liaison with the film industry, until his retirement a few weeks ago.

It was Peterson's job to help Hollywood represent city officers accurately. He sat down with WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza to talk about stereotypes, his writing career and why the camera always lies...

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