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Chokehold Case Stirs Debate On Special Prosecutors

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases...

Al Pacino Played Frank Serpico Better Than Serpico Himself

AP | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — New York City police whistle-blower Frank Serpico says Al Pacino played him better than he did himself. Pacino played the detective ...

DA: No Crime to Throw Cop Whistle-Blower in Psych Ward

Len Levitt | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

Neither the NYPD nor Jamaica Hospital committed a crime when they forcibly took whistleblower cop Adrian Schoolcraft from his home and held him in the hospital's psych ward for three days against his will.

David Durk: Another Lost Whistle-Blower

Len Levitt | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

David Durk received in death what he felt he was denied in life: recognition.

Sidney Lumet: The Prince of New York City

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 06.12.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Sidney Lumet was a quintessential New Yorker -- street smart with a bleeding heart and a head full of immigrant, everyman voices.

Legendary Director Passes Away

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 06.09.2011 | Entertainment

Legendary director Sidney Lumet has died at the age of 86. The New York Times reported early Saturday that Lumet, a four time Oscar nominee, died of ...

Dan Maes Recounts Liberal, Kansas Police Days, Draws Parallels To 'Serpico'

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes says he felt like former New York cop Frank Serpico when he helped investigate an alleged...

Movie Review: Brooklyn's Finest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Once upon a time, movies like Brooklyn's Finest were part of the mainstream. Tough and sorrowful, they offered flawed heroes, usually cops with tarnished ideals.

Best Movies By Farr -- Celebrating Pacino and De Niro

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Ultimately, it's tough to call just who is the finer actor, or bigger star. Personally, I give the edge to De Niro.