Former LAPD Chief, KFI Host Daryl Gates Ailing
February 16, 2010 at 3:14 PM (PT)
Get well wishes go out to former LOS ANGELES Police Chief and radio talk show host DARYL F, GATES, who the LOS ANGELES TIMES reports is in the hospital with a "serious medical condition." Present LAPD Chief CHARLIE BECK told the Police Commission at its meeting TODAY that GATES had a "very serious malady" and asked those in attendance "to keep him in their prayers."
TRIBUNE CW affiliate KTLA (TV) is reporting that GATES is suffering from bladder cancer which has spread to his bones near his hip and is undergoing radiation, to be followed by chemotherapy, at MISSION HOSPITAL in MISSION VIEJO, ORANGE COUNTY.
GATES, who resigned after the RODNEY KING riots of 1992, briefly hosted afternoons at KFI in 1992-93 during the transition from TOM LEYKIS to JOHN AND KEN.