May 23, 2019
Thomas J. Baker served in the FBI for 33 years. During his career, he was assigned to leadership roles that had him with dealing with terrorist and criminal challenges. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Tom Baker reviews the FBI’s investigation of the March 1981, attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr, and discusses how lesson’s learned from the assassination of President Kennedy were immediately utilized in the initial management and coordination of multiple agencies under intense media scrutiny.
Tom Baker has extensive experience with police management and training issues, having served as a management instructor at the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia. He served as the Legal Attaché in Canberra, Australia, and Paris, France. He has been published in professional journals on aspects of biometrics, major case management, and police training and has also presented before national and international forums, and on television and radio, concerning these topics. Currently, he’s an international law enforcement consultant, and advises law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and worldwide on innovations in forensics, communications, and identification systems.
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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction about greed and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime/history podcast. Her novels—Pay To Play and Greedy Givers—inspired by actual true crime FBI cases, feature temptation, corruption, and redemption, and are available on Amazon.