Bill Palmini: A Rookie Cop vs. the West Coast Mafia
Sausalito People Series / After Hours Inside the Library
As a rookie detective for the Sausalito Police Department, Bill Palmini sought to take down the West Coast Mafia by gaining the confidence of notorious mob operative William Floyd Ettleman. Co-authored by Victoria Chalupa, Bill’s new book, A Rookie Cop vs. the West Coast Mafia, immerses readers in the subculture of free love, drugs, robbery and murder orchestrated by organized crime in locations like Sausalito. In his talk, Bill will provide an overview of the case, which began with a late night heist at the Trident Restaurant.