However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage. Scroll down for a report on that. More new posts will be added below this one. The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo.
At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed for two years in South Korea as an infantryman. He then worked as a part-time private investigator and a youth counselor while attending Brooklyn College. Inhe reported credible evidence of widespread systematic police corruption.
Nothing happened  until he met another police officer, David Durkwho helped him. Serpico believed his partners knew about his secret meetings with police investigators.
Finally, he contributed to an April 25,New York Times front-page story on widespread corruption in the NYPD, which drew national attention to the problem.
Lindsay appointed a five-member panel to investigate accusations of police corruption. The panel became the Knapp Commissionnamed after its chairman, Whitman Knapp.
Four officers from the Brooklyn North police precinct received a tip that a drug deal was about to take place. Two policemen, Gary Roteman and Arthur Cesare, stayed outside, while the third, Paul Halley, stood in front of the apartment building.
Serpico climbed up the fire escape, entered by the fire escape door, went downstairs, listened for the password, then followed two suspects outside. Halley stayed with the suspects, and Roteman told Serpico, who spoke Spanish, to make a fake purchase attempt to get the drug dealers to open the door.
The police went to the third-floor landing. Serpico knocked on the door, keeping his hand on his revolver.
The door opened a few inches, just far enough to wedge his body in. Serpico called for help, but his fellow officers ignored him.
He fired back,  fell to the floor, and began to bleed profusely. His police colleagues refused to make a " " dispatch to police headquarters, indicating that an officer had been shot.
An elderly man who lived in the next apartment called the emergency services, reporting that a man had been shot, and stayed with Serpico. He was visited the day after the shooting by Mayor John V. Lindsay and Police Commissioner Patrick V.
Murphyand the police department harassed him with hourly bed checks. He later testified before the Knapp Commission. Serpico, who was armed during the drug raid, had been shot only after briefly turning away from the suspect, when he realized that the two officers who had accompanied him to the scene were not following him into the apartment, raising the question whether Serpico had actually been brought to the apartment by his colleagues to be murdered.
There was no formal investigation. On May 10,he testified at the departmental trial of an NYPD lieutenant, who was accused of taking bribes from gamblers.
I hope that police officers in the future will not experience I was made to feel that I had burdened them with an unwanted task. The problem is that the atmosphere does not yet exist, in which an honest police officer can actAllegations of misconduct and corruption have occurred in the history of the New York City Police Department.
Over 12, such cases have resulted in lawsuit settlements totalling over $ million during a five-year period ending in Get the latest nypd corruption scandal news, articles, videos and photos on the New York Post.
The Camp Fire has sent record-bad air into the Bay Area. This is the real-life story of a New York cop who takes on corruption in the police department. In the New York State Senate launched the first comprehensive investigation of corruption in the NYPD.
The so-called Lexow Committee revealed to the city and nation in unprecedented detail just . Serpico believed his partners knew about his secret meetings with police investigators.
Finally, he contributed to an April 25, , New York Times front-page story on widespread corruption in the NYPD, which drew national attention to the problem.
Mayor John V. Lindsay appointed a five-member panel to investigate accusations of police corruption.