NYPD Whistle Blowers Testify In Stop-Frisk Trial
April 29, 2013
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.
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
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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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