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Serpico

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the preparations for and start of public hearings on the charges of Frank Serpico on December 14, 1971. Serpico claimed that top-level people in the Department and in City ... More


The Beginning

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the widespread corruption in the New York City Police Department and how a young police officer named Frank Serpico and New York Times investigative reporter David Burnham helped ... More


They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Michael Armstrong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For two years the author was chief counsel to the Knapp Commission, investigating cops. Based on the author's recollections of this watershed moment in law enforcement accountability—prompted by the ... More


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