Our guest for the next podcast episode is Andy Caldwell, who’s not only doing a book giveaway, but is throwing in a subpoena connected with this true crime story about someone you probably recognize. 🙂
As it happens, it’s a subpoena duces tecum, which is Latin for “grab the things we want you to bring and take ’em with you.” 🙂 Okay, not really, but it amounts to the same thing.
In his guest post, Andy will tell you how you can get in on this giveaway, which will take place via his Facebook page.
And, on that note, let’s hear from Andy Caldwell! 🙂
I am doing a giveaway connected to an interview I will be doing with Debbi Mack on her Crime Cafe Podcast, which will be posted on YouTube on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, and airing as a podcast on Sunday, September 29, 2019. I will be giving away an autographed copy of Room 1203 and an original subpoena from the criminal case in Las Vegas against OJ (Orenthal James Simpson). I will give the book and subpoena to the individual who posts the funniest OJ Simpson quote – it must be an actual quote from OJ Simpson. Even though the winning post must be an actual quote, please keep in mind everyone enjoys a funny meme. I will announce the winner during the interview on Crime Café. The winner will be contacted by Private Message to arrange for the delivery of the prizes.
Check out my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/a6079c/ to post your funny quote for a chance to win an autographed copy of Room 1203 and an original subpoena from the criminal case in Las Vegas against OJ (Orenthal James Simpson).
I am looking forward to talking with Debbi about my experiences working as a street cop and detective in Las Vegas. In the midst of those experiences I’m sure we will be talking about my book, Room 1203: O.J. Simpson’s Las Vegas Conviction, and about the crime OJ committed in Vegas that resulted in him going to prison. So many people think OJ was just taking his own property back but the nothing could be further from the truth:
“O.J. felt like he could just come and take his shit back and, you know, and he knew that if, if he called the police then, you know, he ain’t supposed to have none of that shit anyway because of the, the, the, the settlement that’s against him, you know, the, you know, the money that he’s supposed to be paying the Goldman’s and shit so it’s like if he called you guys (the police) he ain’t gonna get the shit, the shit’s going to be put into fucking, you know, and, you know, he’s not going to get it. So I mean, he got this way, you know, he, you know, just like he does the signings and shit, you know, he’s been making money but he does, he gets everything done under the table.” – Walter Alexander (OJ’s armed co-conspirator in Vegas)
The truth of what really happened in Vegas is a twisted story. A story that puts an exclamation mark on OJ’s spectacular fall from the height of Hollywood’s glamour and glitz to a shadowy world of scams and schemers in Sin City. The true story being told resulted in my book being used by A&E for their documentary, O.J. Guilty in Vegas.
The trailer for the A&E documentary based on my book can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_D2hbM8gs&t=17s
Room 1203 can be purchased on Amazon (Paperback, Kindle, and Audiobook) http://amzn.to/2xKB0D7
You can find other great True Crime books at Wild Blue Press https://wildbluepress.com/
While I have worked in law enforcement for my entire adult life, I have never wanted my job to define me. I am first a Christian, then a thankful husband, a proud father, and a delighted grandpa. In my career I have tried to embrace the Christian values of justice, mercy, and humility. Though Room 1203 is written as a true crime story with police anecdotes and a few of my failures, I hope it still honors my faith.
Because this book is in the true crime genre, my experience in law enforcement does become important. I have had an incredible career that has constantly reminded me of the importance of continued personal and professional development to better attend to the needs of the communities I have had the opportunities to serve.
My career started when I enlisted in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps, serving at Ft. Gordon, GA; Baumholder, Germany; and various bases throughout Bosnia in 1996.
I got out of the Army 1998, and within a few months I was hired as a Police Officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. I had an incredibly fortunate career receiving my first detective assignment just four years after being hired. I quickly rose through the detective hierarchy getting assigned to the Robbery Section within a year of making detective. This was not the pinnacle for detective work, but it was close to it. While working in the Robbery Section I had the opportunity to work on multiple high-profile cases that ended up on CourtTV and America’s Most Wanted. It was while I was a Robbery Detective that I was assigned the armed robbery and kidnapping investigation that resulted in O.J. Simpson being sentenced to prison for 15-33 years.
After serving as a Robbery Detective for five years, I was fortunate enough to get assigned to LVMPD’s Criminal Intelligence Section and work on the FBI Political Corruption Task Force.
After retiring from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, my family and I moved to the Pacific Northwest.
I am passionate about my faith and I love to engage in discussions about how Christians can serve in the criminal justice system with forgiveness and accountability. I also love spending time with my family and enjoying the outdoor activities in the northwest.
There is no way I can write a biography about myself without pointing to my wife, Cein Caldwell (Maas). She is my best friend and a gift from God that I treasure. I am grateful for her strength and support. We have three kids, Rebekah, McKenzie, and Owen, who constantly give me reason to be proud, and they are constant reminders of what a remarkable mother my wife is to them. My oldest daughter is married to her husband, Jason Knoble, and they have given us two perfect grandchildren, Avery and Oliver.
And I’m a Dodgers fan.