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Diamonds, Dinners and 'Rats': The NYPD's Political Gangsters

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 04.14.2016 | Crime
Josmar Trujillo

If the NYPD has nothing to hide then a deeper and more transparent gaze into what makes the department tick shouldn't be a problem. A federal investigation alone does little in this regard, playing out behind the scenes and scrutinizing only a handful of cops.

Great Movie Characters: Frank Serpico in 'Serpico'

Alex Simon | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

In 1973, between the first two Godfather films, Al Pacino hung his hat on another iconic film and character of '70s cinema. The film was Serpico, based on the true story of New York City Police Detective Frank Serpico who, in 1971, broke the code of silence.

Some of those Making the Laws Are Corrupt, And Some of Those Enforcing the Laws Are Corrupt

Ed Koch | Posted 12.31.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Corruption is taking place at every level of government. Here in New York City, we see the beginning of a police scandal, which I sense will rival that of 1972.

Troubling Questions on Police Foundation Freebies

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly now acknowledges he spent $30,000 at the Harvard Club between 2006 and 2009.

Ray Kelly: Runnin' Scared?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Is NYPD chief Ray Kelly's appointment of three outsiders to investigate alleged police downgrading of crime statistics "the real deal," as he himself might say?

Ray Kelly: Harvard Club Freeloader

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

In a town where a cop can't accept a free cup of coffee, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has been eating and drinking for free for the past eight years at the Harvard Club.

Adrian Schoolcraft: So Who's Crazy Now?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

In a bizarre attempt at damage control, police department officials offered whistleblower cop Adrian Schoolcraft a sweetheart deal if he rejoined the NYPD fold.

Schoolcraft and Serpico: Smearing Prophets as Nuts

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

For those quick to dismiss NYPD whistle-blower Adrian Schoolcraft, remember that nobody initially believed Frank Serpico.