Force Divided


By David Stealth

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Author David Stealth's journey began more than forty years ago on the day he was sworn in as a Detroit, Michigan, law enforcement officer, a dream he had held since childhood. Cowling was proud to become one of "Detroit's finest."

In Force Divided, he shares stories of what life was like on the streets of Detroit as a police officer. In this memoir, he pays particular attention to the racial divide between white and black officers that occurred throughout his many years of service. Cowling offers a firsthand look at the segregation, bias, hate, and racism that existed within the department.

Filled with action from the streets and descriptions of real-life experiences and drama, Force Divided narrates Stealth's work as a police officer for more than four decades—a moral journey indelibly marked by the inequities of racism within the law enforcement system.

Force Divided