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Bo Dietl

Richard “Bo” Dietl was a New York City Police Officer and Detective from June 1969 until he retired in 1985.  Bo was one of the most highly decorated detectives in the history of the police department, with several thousand arrests to his credit.  There were two particular cases that represent his career highlights.  The first was what former New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch labeled “...the most vicious crime in New York City history” (1981) which involved a nun who was raped and tortured in an East Harlem convent as 27 crosses were carved into her by two men, who later confessed and were convicted.  The second was the Palm Sunday Massacre in 1984, which was one of New York City’s most bloody mass slayings, of ten people.  Bo was instrumental in the arrest and conviction of the suspects in both cases. Bo is the co-author of the book “One Tough Cop”, which is a story about his life as a New York City police detective.  The movie version of “One Tough Cop” was made into a major motion picture. Bo’s next book, entitled “Business Lunchatations”, a story about networking and business strategies hit stores in April 2005, ranking #5 on Amazon’s Business Best Seller List.  Since then, Bo has embraced many faceted roles in the industry such as Associate Producer for the movie “The Bone Collector” and Producer for the movie “Table One.”  Bo entered into the television realm as an Executive Producer of ABC’s “The Runner” which was to be released back in 2002.  He also was Executive Producer of “The Gray Area” on CBS TV.

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Dec 4, 1950
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie GoodFellas 1990-09-12
Latest Project:
Movie The Irishman 2019-11-01
Known For
Poster of The Irishman
Poster of Clinton Road
Poster of Carlito's Way
Poster of GoodFellas
Movie Clinton Road Mayor 2019-06-14
Movie The Irishman Joe Glimco 2019-11-01
Series Vinyl Joe Corso 2016-02-14
Movie The Making of Trump Himself 2015-11-30
Movie The Wolf of Wall Street Bo Dietl 2013-12-25
Series Law & Order: Trial by Jury Toni Stotti 2005-03-03
Movie Dead Man's Curve Detective Amato 1998-01-24
Movie Carlito's Way Casino Man 1993-11-10
Movie This Is My Life Private Detective Wheedle 1992-02-21
Movie Bad Lieutenant Detective Bo 1992-09-16
Movie GoodFellas Arresting Narc 1990-09-12
Movie Maniac Cop 2 Detective 1990-12-13