|Political party||Republican (before 2014)|
Independent (since 2017)
|Department||New York City Police Department (NYPD)|
|Other work||Businessman, actor, author, radio|
Richard A. "Bo" Dietl (born December 4, 1950) is a former New York City Police Department detective, a media personality and actor. Dietl is the founder and CEO of Beau Dietl & Associates and Beau Dietl Consulting Services. Dietl earned $1.8 million in 2015, according to the 1040 federal tax return he made public.
Film, television, and radio
In 1998, Dietl's autobiography One Tough Cop: The Bo Dietl Story was made into the film One Tough Cop starring Stephen Baldwin as Bo Dietl. The plot in Abel Ferrara's crime drama Bad Lieutenant is mainly inspired by Dietl's 1981 investigation of the rape of a young nun.
Dietl has appeared in three Martin Scorsese films: as the detective who arrests Henry Hill in Goodfellas (1990), labor leader and mob boss Joseph Glimco in The Irishman (2019), and as himself in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).
An interview with Dietl is included in the documentary Fabled Enemies by Jason Bermas of Loose Change fame. Dietl speaks about his relationship with FBI agent John P. O'Neill who was the leading expert on Osama bin Laden until his resignation from the FBI in August 2001 to become head of security at the World Trade Center, where he was killed in the September 11 attacks.
Dietl was a frequent guest of Don Imus on the Imus in the Morning radio program on WABC radio. He appears regularly on Fox News Channel shows, including, Hannity, and Geraldo at Large. He had also appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The O'Reilly Factor, and had a guest-starring role on the NBC crime drama Law & Order.
Dietl is currently the host of One Tough Podcast.
In 2014, Dietl announced his intention to run for Mayor of New York City in 2017, initially intending to run in the Democratic primary against incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio. In February 2017, Dietl announced he would no longer be challenging de Blasio in the primaries, running instead as an independent, due to a paperwork filing error. He received approximately 1% of the total vote, finishing in sixth place.
On May 4, 2017, The Wall Street Journal reported that Dietl said he was hired by Fox News network management to discredit the harassment claims by former anchor Gretchen Carlson and former producer Andrea Mackris against Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly.
- Durkin, Erin; Slattery, Dennis (April 19, 2017). "Mayoral hopeful Bo Dietl finally releases his tax return". New York Daily News. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
- "One Tough Cop (1998)". IMDb.com. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
- Lopez, Linette (January 27, 2014). "Jordan Belfort's Former Head Of Security: He's Still A 'Scumbag'". Business Insider. Insider Inc. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
- "Videos Tagged Bo Dietl | The Daily Show with Jon Stewart | Comedy Central". Thedailyshow.com. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
- "One Tough Podcast with Bo Dietl". 77 WABC Radio. April 9, 2019. Retrieved June 16, 2020.
- "CV: "Bo Dietl, MSNBC Analyst". Archived from the original on April 29, 2005. Retrieved October 23, 2013.Archive index at the Wayback Machine
- "Former NYPD Detective and Current Security Expert Bo Dietl Welcomes Tom Smith in his New Role at Wrap Technologies". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
- Fox News’ Bob Beckel Calls For ‘Ilegally’ [sic] Killing Assange: ‘A Dead Man Can’t Leak Stuff’, Huffington Post, December 7, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- Bob Beckel, Joel Mowbray & Bo Dietl call for Assassination of Julian Assange, YouTube, January 22, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- Barkan, Ross (December 15, 2014). "Bo Dietl Says He Will Challenge 'Big Bird' Bill de Blasio for Mayor". Observer.
- Vilensky, Mike (February 8, 2017). "Bo Dietl to Run for New York City Mayor as Independent". The Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Dietl said in an interview Wednesday that he is 'energized' to run independently and that it fits what he described as his brand as a businessman with liberal social values and conservative fiscal instincts.
- Goodman, J. David (March 23, 2017). "Hey, Bo. Nice to Meet You, Rocky. Welcome to the Mayor's Race". Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via NYTimes.com.
- Bloch, Matthew; Lee, Jasmine (November 8, 2017). "Election Results: De Blasio Wins Second Term as New York City Mayor". nytimes.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
- Flint, Joe; Rothfeld, Michael (May 4, 2017). "Scope of Federal Probe into Fox News Broadens". Retrieved May 9, 2017 – via www.wsj.com.