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NYPD Whistle Blowers Testify In Stop-Frisk Trial

April 29, 2013  | 

Photo by Paul Clinton.
Photo by Paul Clinton.
After Officer Pedro Serrano decided to testify in federal court about what he sees as wrongdoing within the New York Police Department, a rat sticker appeared on his locker.

That was the least of his problems.

Serrano claims he's been harassed, micromanaged, and eventually transferred to a different precinct and put on the overnight shift.

Serrano and other whistle blowers took the stand in a civil rights case challenging some of the 5 million strees stops made by police in the past decade using a tactic known as stop and frisk. They believe illegal quotas are behind some wrongful stops of black and Hispanic men.

Several other officers and police brass testified to the opposite: They say there are no quotas; that most officers follow the letter of the law, and low-performing cops like Serrano are lazy malcontents who make the city less safe.

Read the full Associated Press story.

Related:

Judge Lets NYPD Resume Stop-and-Frisks

Stop and Frisk Goes On Trial In NYC

Civil Rights Suit Filed Against NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk

Tags: NYPD, Terry Stops, Whistle Blowers


Comments (3)

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Capt. Crunch @ 4/30/2013 6:54 PM

Serrano, you wait 10 years to make a complaint. There is somthing wrong with this picture. Maybe it is time for a career change for you.

PCB @ 4/30/2013 8:26 PM

Grow up EVERONE, this is high school crap! It's time to be professional!!

Bob@Az. @ 5/1/2013 4:55 PM

So Pedro, The S&Fs didn't produce anything useable? And they were aimed at Black & Hispanic men? Were all these acts done by White cops only? And could you tell me the percentage of crimes committed by Black & Hispanic males in the areas of the S&Fs? Talk about a lackluster service to the Job. Blues, Stay safe.

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