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    DAVID MACK IS OUT ON THE STREETS AGAIN. A ONE-TIME 1:43.35 800M RUNNER AND REGULAR EUROPEAN TOURIST WITH THE SANTA MONICA TRACK CLUB, HE SERVED TIME FOR BANK ROBBERY AND ALL SORTS OF SHIT SWIRLS AROUND HIM. HE WAS FLOJO'S BOYFRIEND AT ONE TIME IN COLLEGE. kk



    David Anthony Mack (born May 30, 1961) is a former L.A.P.D Rampart Division Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums officer.

    He is one of the central figures in the LAPD Rampart police corruption scandal.

    Mack was arrested for masterminding the November 6, 1997 robbery of $722,000 from a South Central Los Angeles branch of Bank of America.

    He was sentenced to 14 years and three months in federal prison.[1] Mack has never revealed the whereabouts of the money.



    Early life
    David Mack grew up in the same Compton neighborhood as Suge Knight.[2]

    A remarkable athlete, Mack ran for Locke High School and was California High School State Champion at 880 yards, two years in a row[3]. Mack won a scholarship to the University of Oregon, where he ran track and eventually made the United States national team running the 800 metres in the 1987 World Championships in Athletics.[2][4]

    Mack is the third fastest American in history at 800 meters with a personal best of 1:43.35, and still holds the University of Oregon's all-time record for the 800 meters. [5] Mack won three Pac-10 conference titles and an NCAA championship in the 800 meters.

    After a leg injury kept him out of the 1984 Summer Olympics and eventually cut short his track career.

    THIS INJURY MAY HAVE BEEN INDUCED AFTER A WILD BRAWL HE HAD WITH PHIL KING, HUSBAND OF DEBBIE FLINTOFF-KING (OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST IN 1988) IN THE GROUNDS OF CRYSTAL PALACE, LONDON. I SAW IT HAPPEN AND KING FINISHED ON TOP. BUT THEN AGAIN THERE WERE NO KNIVES OR GUNS. kk

    Mack joined the LAPD in 1988. He was married with two kids. Before the scandal, Mack held the rank of Senior Lead Officer (two chevrons above a star).

    [edit] Early career
    He started out on patrol duty in the department's Southeast and Rampart Divisions but soon was assigned to the Narcotics Bureau as an undercover narcotics officer. Soon after that, Mack gave up his assignment to the Narcotics Bureau to work the graveyard shift in West L.A. He allegedly needed to spend more time with his wife, son and daughter. But the flexibility of his new schedule also allowed the officer to devote more hours to his extracurricular activities. Among these was his relationship with Errolyn Romero, who was a nineteen- year-old ticket taker at the Baldwin Theater when Mack began a relationship with her in 1990.

    [edit] Medal for Heroism
    In 1993, Officer Mack was awarded the LAPD's second-highest honor, the Police Medal for Heroism, for shooting a drug dealer who had pointed a gun at the head of his then-partner, Officer Rafael "Ray" Perez.

    [edit] Later career and corruption
    [edit] Bank robbery
    Mack was involved with Errolyn Romero in August 1997, when Romero went to work at the Bank of America branch at Jefferson Avenue and South Hoover Street, just north of the USC campus. Normally the bank kept about $350,000 cash in the vault, but slightly more than double that amount had just been delivered by armored car on the morning of November 6, 1997, when a black male (Mack) wearing a three-piece gray suit, sunglasses and a tweed beret, walked into the bank and headed for the bulletproof door that separated the tellers from customers.[6] After the man in the suit (Mack) told a security guard that he wanted to get into his safety deposit box, Romero buzzed him through the first gate, then left her window and unlocked a second security door that opened into the vault area. Mack immediately shoved Romero to the floor, opened his suit jacket to reveal a Tec-9 semiautomatic pistol hanging from a shoulder strap, pointed it at two women counting money and threatened them. By the time Mack and his two accomplices abandoned their white van a half-mile away, they had pulled off one of the largest heists in Los Angeles history.[6]

    [edit] Gang membership and alleged role in the murder of The Notorious B.I.G.
    Main article: Rampart Scandal
    See also: Russell Poole
    See also: The Notorious B.I.G.
    Mack was a member of the Bloods, a gang with ties to Death Row Records. Mack was hired as an off-duty body guard for Death Row Records by Death Row founder Marion "Suge" Knight, also a Blood. Investigating LAPD detectives Russell Poole (Ret.) and Brian Tyndall (Ret.) both believe David Mack was involved in the conspiracy to kill rapper The Notorious B.I.G.[7]

    What helped to make Mack a person of interest in the case was the black seventh generation (1994-1996) Chevrolet Impala SS parked in Mack's garage next to a wall decorated with Tupac Shakur posters and memorabilia; detectives described it as a sort of "shrine" to the slain rapper. The assassin had been seen driving a black Impala SS.

    "As soon as I learned that David Mack owned a vehicle that matched the one used in the Biggie Smalls killing and that Mack had used it in the bank robbery, I asked to have it tested by our forensics people," Russell Poole recalled in 2001. "But the brass said they didn't want to step on the FBI's toes. What they didn't want was to find out that one of our officers was implicated in Biggie Smalls' murder."


    Mack did not become the primary focus of Poole's investigation, however, until the detective learned that the first person to visit the officer in jail was ex-LAPD officer and former Oregon teammate Amir Mohammed, who at the time was also suspected in the murder.

    Mack was named in the April 16, 2007 wrongful death lawsuit filed by the rapper's family against the city of Los Angeles.[8]

    [edit] Prison sentence
    Mack has refused to cooperate with police, and has bragged to fellow prisoners that his $700,000 bank score is invested in such a way that it will double in value by the time he concludes his 14 year sentence.[2] While in prison, Mack has severed his ties with the LAPD and has become an avowed member of the Bloods street gang. Mack's jailers report he uses a red toothbrush, wears red socks, and wears as much red as can be attained in a federal prison. According to former LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, "It appears he has completely divested himself of all relationships of his life as a police officer. He is basically a gang member. He has taken on the role of being a gang member in jail."[2] While serving his sentence, Mack apparently was involved in a gang-related confrontation while in prison that resulted in him being stabbed.[9]

    Mack was released on May 14, 2010.[10]

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    JUST RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING RESPONSE FROM COACH PHIL KING IN REFERENCE TO NEWS THAT HIS OLD SPARRING PARTNER DAVID MACK HAD TURNED GANGSTA... KING COACHED HIS WIFE, DEBBIE FLINTOFF-KING TO WIN THE 400M HURDLES IN SEOUL IN 1988 AND HE COACH JANA PITTMAN (RAWLINSON, PITTMAN-RAWLINSON...WHATEVER) TO WIN THE 400M HURDLES GOLD AT THE 2003 PARIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS...kk

    Shit……………I am lucky to be alive.



    Hope you are happy and well (edit). All well here although some sad news………..Jack Salter a physio Deb used earlier in her career had a heart attack and died. He was in Thailand at the time. Also just heard Roy Boyd hit by a car and in the Alfred.



    Still remember David Mack quite well. During the 2 week Euro circuit break we went to Cologne. Stayed at Novotel. We thought we were the only 2 athletes there……….but next morning at breakfast there were 2 others………David Mack and his mate……..we “made up” and shared a few train trips together.



    Boy I know how to pick “em.


    Phil K

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