Blue Byline

A cop's perspective of the news and South Sound matters

Brian O'Neill

A native San Franciscan and graduate of the University of Washington, Brian O'Neill has been a police officer since 1988 and a contributor to The News Tribune since 2003. Brian is a local expert on criminal street gangs as well as an advocate for victims of domestic violence following a police career that included assignments in a street crimes unit and with a regional gang investigations task force. His writing has appeared in magazines and other newspapers, and he recently completed his first book, "City of Destiny", a work of fiction lifted from his experience working in a plainclothes detail. Brian has been writing the online column, Blue Byline, since April, 2011.

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