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Once, while patrolling the village — located about 35 miles east of Manhattan — she and a partner chased a man who had just beaten his wife and threatened to kill the officers running after him. When he saw Sepulveda, he froze. Can I take you on a date? Her mom worked in a factory while raising Sepulveda and a sister. She won a lacrosse scholarship with the University of Massachusetts, and graduated cum laude with a BA in management. But she became a cop instead of a stockbroker. Sepulveda has modeled in England, Spain, Australia and Nicaragua.

The series really kicks into high gear when Luca makes a move to Vegas, heading up the Starlight Casino it's a licence to print money, naturally there are a hundred crooked scams a guy like Luca could pull here, but oddly he doesn't have designs on any of them. Aside from skimming from the slot machines to keep the bosses happy Luca wants to run a clean casino, much to the chagrin of the higher ups. As adept as he is at the criminal lifestyle Ray isn't happy being under the constantly scrutinising eye of the police, his plan is to completely legitimise their operations within ten years, seeing as they own so many profitable businesses as it is, there really isn't any point continuing to flirt with serious jail time.

That isn't a view that everyone agrees with though, most of the bosses feel that they are untouchable, they may get all the money but they keep their hands otherwise clean, so some major power struggles ensue. While Mann had creative control over the series as producer he only directed one episode, with the series using many different directors, including Abel Ferrara who directed the two hour pilot episode. His influence is clear, the pilot is somewhat darker than the rest of the series, and it's obvious he was pushing the limits of what was acceptable for television then along with striving to get the most from his budget.

A series like this made today would obviously be more brutal, and the tight reign kept on Torello's language is in rather stark contrast to the rest of his character, but this isn't a series that pulls too many punches. Not just when he's dealing with criminals either, the poor soul that refuses to deliver his dining table on time only just lives to regret things, along with waking up to a Molotov cocktail or two on his doorstep.

Crime Story is an impressive series, according to the sleeve notes the New York Times called it 'one of the best television series you've probably never seen' and they're right, I hadn't heard of the series before its release, which seems strange given how much influence it has had over both Mann's movies and many popular TV series today. They certainly weren't wrong about the quality either, as Crime Story manages to pack just as many gripping story elements into its series as the likes of NYPD Blue and Homicide: Life on the Street, along with being an intriguing examination of the thin line between the two sides of the law.

If you are lucky enough to live in an area where Crime Story is still shown in syndication, by all means be sure to record every episode. Each one is a great story in and of itself, and Farina is terrific. Set in the 's, it is authentic and captivating and you'll love it! Short-lived but not forgotten S. Dipaling 21 September I watched this show faithfully practically from the first show and throughout its run.

When this show premiered in ,I was a freshman in high school and hadn't yet gotten access to my own car,so my social life was kinda limited. Knowing that,many of my Friday nights when they,NBC,first plugged this show into their line-up were "freed up" to watch television and I was usually between this show and the even shorter-lived ABC series "Starman". Ordinarily,I wouldn't ever suggest that one should eschew a social life in order to watch television,but I have to say that,where this show is concerned,I'm kinda glad I didn't have much of a social calendar.

Producer Michael Mann,flush with success in the mid-eighties from his white hot popular,MTV-fueled crime show "Miami Vice",created this show,a change of pace from the slick,'80s "Vice": In this setting we watch as a war is brewing between two particulars: Michael Torello Dennis Farina,actual Chicago cop turned actor,excellent and rising young-ish hood Ray Luca Anthony Denison,so good here he's become somewhat prone to typecasting.

As Luca's climb in the outfit continues to rise,the body count of people he uses including some friends of Torello's rises,and this fuels the drama further still. Famously,the show's producers,by the end of had reasoned that the relatively low ratings had doomed the show to cancellation,this prompting the last episode to feature two of the main characters I won't say which ones,since I'm certain that not EVERYONE knows about this show were offed by a nuclear bomb detonation. So when the show's loyal fan base demanded the show to be brought back by a semi-reluctant NBC,the show,already changed of scenery to glitzy Las Vegas and the Chicago cops now Marshalls of the Department of Justice,had to undergo a fair amount of writer change and the storyline began to become stranger and more stilted,yet I still found the show very compelling.

Many of the actors on the show have gone on to many other--and much more famous and successful--projects,but I still remember them from their stint on this show. Having seen all of the episodes at least twice,I feel like I may be inclined to buy the eps on DVD yet. While it may seem a little dated,restrained and hokey by today's TV crime drama standards,I'd still recommend one--if one can run across this show--to give "Crime Story" a look.

And anyone who loved Vice should love this. It's also by Michael Mann who as great as he is with movies is so much better with TV. This is actually where I fell in love with Andrew Dice Clay. That's right, you heard me. He played Max Goldman on the show and was great. And in the pilot there is a super young David Caruso and the 's Billy Campbell plays one of the detectives.

And let's not forget the super-cool don Manny Weisbord played by the legendary Joseph Weisman. And speaking of stars this was much like Miami Vice with a long list of guest stars. I remember Kevin Spacey playing a Kennedy type in one episode. They don't make shows like this anymore. It's better than everything on television right now. You just don't get this kind of show in television! How this series ever came about is a mystery. All of the stars and planets must have been in perfect alignment to result in the genesis of such a perfectly entertaining crime drama.

I've never been a fan of police series, old or new. I guess it was pure luck that led me to "Crime Story" one day a few decades ago when I was off work with the flu. There was nothing else on and I was stuck with it. As I watched, the realization that I was seeing a unique drama hit me like a bag of anvils. The taste and feel of the show was unlike any other police series I'd ever seen. Dennis Farina looked absolutely menacing with his dark, foreboding eyes and physically intimidating approach to crimebusting, especially when interrogating the baddies.

He headed up a group of hand selected detectives who handled the tough going with one hand in their pockets. They were fearless and didn't feel it was necessary to play fairly with the underworld characters they pursued with pitbull determination. The series was set in the 50s and 60s with dress and cars that gave viewers a nostaligic look the dangerous side of the "Happy Days" era. Each episode opened with background music by Del Shannon Runaway , a musical icon of the period.

When I first started watching the series, I was unaware that Dennis Farina, the star of the series and a virtual unknown, was a former Chicago Police Detective. That certainly explains the realistic feel of the series. I've looked everywhere for reruns, but have never been able to find a channel that carries the series in syndication. I also have no idea why the series ended. Did Dennis Farina decide that Television was not where he wanted to be? He eventually began making feature films I recall his terrific performances in "Get Shorty" and in a movie that he made with Bette Middler.

I can't believe that the series wasn't popular enough to avoid cancellation because of low ratings, so what happened? Crime story is often considered a predecessor to more well-known but lower quality shows like the Sopranos which is essentially a soap opera with a minstrel show with Italian- Americans caricatures.

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Crime Story is a top 5 candidate for best crime drama of in TV history. It is the story of two men, one a smart, ambitious hoodlum determined to rise from small- time thievery to international kingpin, even if he has to kill his own mother to get there. The other is an old-fashioned, volatile policeman whose sole mission in life is to destroy the organized crime syndicate.

There are both men on a quest that feels destined from day one to collide with the others quest. It is always clear to the audience that the reason for torellos hatred of luca and other criminals is his fundamental respect for human life and his adversary's lack of it. Mike Torello is the kind of cop who believes people are responsible for there actions and should be held accountable.

This is the reason the show was set in the early 60s to begin with and the reason why torello is rapidly becoming a dinosaur. The Vietnam war begins late in the second season and you can feel torellos obsolesence coming on. Soon Americans will enter an era where public opinion leans toward blaming society for the criminals crimes and not the criminal. I Feel that if the series had gone on for years instead of 2, we would have seen the locales and general feel of the show vary from season to season, with much character development.

In the end assuming the shows final season was set around i think torello would have been considered a raving fascist lunatic in an asylum somewhere and ray luca would be running for office. I think crime story was as much about an important decade in American history as it was about these two men. Bill Crouch 25 June I agree with this assessment of Crime Story as I also taped every episode that I could when they were on.

Now I have a digital version of this "Best of the best" police shows. We need more great programs along these lines. What was really interesting is that IMDb has complete bios on all the actors involved in the production and I found that the pilot had many current stars cast. As the show progressed, other actors early in their careers showed up from time to time. What made the 80s great cubman59 13 March I really enjoyed the exploits of Mike Torello and his group of crime fighters,and the scenery of Chicago and Las Vegas each and every week!!

If you love shows like "The Untouchables",and "The Rookies",then you should give this one a try,you won't be sorry. Now that this series is available on DVD,it will finally be seen for the work of art that it is. I enjoy any series that re-creates a decade well,and "Crime Story"is no exception,the look and the feel of the show is pure s,and the acting is excellent,in fact,so good that you find yourself rooting for the good guys without realizing it.

All in all,a tour-de-force of the small screen! The most powerful cast ever assembled for a TV show! SquirePM 23 June I admit it's redundant to add my review to all these others. They are all correct in their various forms of praise for this show. But I can't help myself. The cast list is jampacked with stars and stars-to-be. Just click on each of them and see all the terrific entertainment they've given us. Together in this show, with wonderful writing and directing, they eclipsed every crime drama that has ever appeared on our TV sets, including The Untouchables and Miami Vice.

All the cops here were wonderful, but I can't help singling out the cast of bad guys. They really drove the show to its greatest heights. Each embodied the darkest evil, and each in his own unique way. Whole series is great retro tv DrCarol 28 January If you loved the pilot or saw the show in the 80s and would love to see it again, you can now buy the entire series on video but not DVD from Columbia House. I've only seen five episodes so far, but I like what I've seen--the blend of suspense, humor, and grace that characterize Michael Mann's productions and an element of surprise in every episode.

The Sixties music and the classic cars especially Frank Holman's Studebaker Hawk add a nostalgic touch, and the acting is exceptional.

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John Santucci as Pauli Taglia provides some comic moments, and the amazing, under-appreciated Ted Levine demonstrates his usual versatility as the "wacked out home invader" Frank Holman. A funny and revealing memoir of one man's journey into and out of the New York City police department. In , Paul Bacon was a typical young New Yorker: Hearing a call to duty and lacking any better employment Hearing a call to duty and lacking any better employment options, he joined the NYPD, with the earnest hope of making his hometown a safer place. In Bad Cop, Paul recounts his ill-conceived experiment in public service, focusing on his own professional handicaps: The book begins with his police academy training, when he falls in love with the beautiful cadet Clarabel and develops an unhealthy attraction to his sidearm.

The story follows him through an awkward apprenticeship and out onto the streets, where the touchy-feely Paul is transformed into the rough-and-tumble Officer Bacon.

Through amazing accounts of his escapades on the Harlem beat, his memoir emerges as both a celebration and a send-up of the legendary force that protects New York most of the time. A Cop's Cop by Edward F. Murder Behind the Badge: Foreword by Criminal Profiler Pat BrownMost men and women who aspire to be police officers begin their careers with a noble dream of community service, upholding the law, and helping those in need. Yet over time the rigors and emotional strain of dealing with society's worst element wear on even Yet over time the rigors and emotional strain of dealing with society's worst element wear on even the most idealistic officers like a sheet of sandpaper, until what used to be a compassionate human being is slowly rubbed away.

A few become corrupted and slip into criminal behavior, directly contradicting their oath to guard the public. Even worse, there are some who hide behind their badges to commit the most heinous crimes imaginable. In a shocking true-crime narrative that reads like a thriller, former police officer, former detective, and mystery writer Stacy Dittrich tells eighteen stories about cops who kill. From the brutal to the bizarre, the senseless to the extreme, these men and women abused their power, took human life, and are now paying the consequences.

Some killed for love, others for money, and still others because of seemingly trivial personality conflicts. Dittrich profiles, among others: As a veteran police officer with seventeen years of experience, Dittrich is careful to emphasize that the vast majority of law enforcement officers dutifully uphold their oath to protect the public trust. The fascinating stories she tells are examples of the few whose character flaws turned them into the very criminals they themselves at one time pursued.

New York has always inspired larger-than-life tales and great writing—but on the topic of cops and crime it provides more raw material than almost anywhere else. A long history of classic films, television hits, and of course, books, have turned the New York City Police Department into a A long history of classic films, television hits, and of course, books, have turned the New York City Police Department into a symbol for the dark drama of urban police work.

And the rich and colorful vein of literature which has grown up around this culture makes NYPD not only a gripping read but a literary tour de force. Adrenaline Books takes you inside this gritty, tough life of being a cop in New York City. Schlesinger -- from Will the circle be unbroken?

Police Heroes honors and celebrates those members of America's police force who take the oath to protect and serve seriously. These men, women, and K-9 officers are asked to put their personal safety aside for a greater good on a daily basis, but sometimes the call of duty is above and beyond These men, women, and K-9 officers are asked to put their personal safety aside for a greater good on a daily basis, but sometimes the call of duty is above and beyond even their expectations.

You're about to meet some remarkably courageous individuals, all of whom acted bravely in the most trying, life-threatening situations. Who among us can truly second guess the life-or-death decisions that police officers may be forced to make on any given day, despite the demands and frustrations of the job? The criminals want to put the officers out of action, while law-abiding people are fearful of receiving a traffic ticket. The politicians often exploit law enforcement issues for personal and professional gain, and everyone--including the media--Monday-morning quarterbacks the lightning-fast decisions that must be made in the field.

But it's easy to be critical when you're not the one forced to react in seconds. What would you do if you came face-to-face with a kidnapper who's holding a twelve-year-old girl at gunpoint? Alone in the Alaska wilderness, could you arrest five armed men? Would you risk your own life to save a methamphetamine manufacturer from dying in a fire he intentionally set to avoid being served a warrant? These are just a few of the heroic acts you'll read about in Police Heroes.

Stumbling Along the Beat: At the age of 23, Stacy Dittrich became the first female officer hired by her town in Ohio. In Stumbling Along the Beat, Dittrich reveals, for the first time, what she really faced when she put on her uniform and badge. In this uncensored account, she takes the reader behind the scenes to show In this uncensored account, she takes the reader behind the scenes to show the realities of life inside a local police department.

She lays bare the discrimination she faced, the ugly politics within the department, and how she finally won the respect she deserved. Reflecting on her years of work in the sex crimes unit, Dittrich tells how she learned to keep her composure in the face of some of the most horrifying and heartbreaking crimes imaginable. Finally, she reveals her daily struggle to balance her work with her life as the mother of two young daughters and the wife of a fellow police officer, including the fear that when she kisses her family good-bye to go to work, it might be for the last time.

Funny, moving, and fast-paced, Stumbling Along the Beat is as unforgettable as it is eye-opening. Return To Fort Apache: More than thirty years ago, Tom Walker published Fort Apache: New York's Most Violent Precinct, introducing the world to the , a South Bronx precinct that was home to more murders than the entire city of San Francisco. To this day, his story about life as police lieutenant in the precinct To this day, his story about life as police lieutenant in the precinct remains the definitive account of the vicious cycle of violence that griped urban America in the late twentieth century.

The battle between criminals and law enforcement did not end in , but massive controversy over the book's publication precluded the release of a sequel-until now.

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With Return to Fort Apache: Return to Fort Apache was written to counter the prevailing politically correct opinion that the officers in Fort Apache used their weapons first and their wits last. In addition, Walker hopes to memorialize the courageous officers he served with in the , to remember forever their sacrifices, their courage, and their daily brushes with death and violence. Brave Hearts takes you inside the hearts and minds of fifteen police officers as they go about their difficult task of protecting the people from harm. Whether they are gathering intelligence to stop another terrorist attack, crawling through the rubble of the World Trade Center towers looking Whether they are gathering intelligence to stop another terrorist attack, crawling through the rubble of the World Trade Center towers looking desperately for survivors, working undercover to get illegal weapons and drugs off the streets, tracking a serial murderer, ending a gun battle, or mediating a domestic dispute, the men and women in these pages give new life to the meaning of heroic.

The author s unusual access to the people who work in this insular and isolated profession enables the reader to take a unique voyage into the trenches of the law enforcement world. No one in this book escapes the common psychological and physical toll the job demands from people who routinely commit breathtaking acts of bravery to apprehend a criminal or protect an innocent person from crime. Ultimately, these stories are about people who have chosen a life of service.

They have devoted themselves to something larger than themselves, to an idea that they have to do something that gives back with their lives. Lives of meaning and commitment. And despite the constant exposure to life s dark side, the injuries, time away from their families, vagaries of shift work, and so on, they all view that law enforcement work was a privilege and a job they were lucky to have.

Read Brave hearts from beginning to end. You will never look at police officers the same way again. A raw, gritty memoir? Working as a plainclothes narcotics cop in the most Working as a plainclothes narcotics cop in the most high-voltage neighborhood in Manhattan, Detective Sergeant Mike Codella earned the nickname? Codella and Gio always saw Alphabet City the same way: New York's Most Violent Precinct remains the definitive account of the vicious cycle of violence that has griped urban America over the past century. A swollen head floating down the Bronx River, a junkie murdered for stealing a woman's A swollen head floating down the Bronx River, a junkie murdered for stealing a woman's wig, a French Connection-style chase through blind alleys, police barricaded inside their precinct as a wild mob lays siege to the station - and, above all, mindless violence that seemed to erupt in profusion for no apparent reason against the cops who faithfully served and cared deeply about the neighborhood that was rapidly imploding.

From the time he joins the New York City Transit Police Department after World War II, through to his retirement years in the early 's, you will read lots of interesting stories and gain valuable insights into what it was like to be a cop serving the riding public of one of the largest Rapid Transit Systems in the world. With all the books and TV shows out there, another cop story? Right, but this one's really different. It's not only a story about police work and policemen; it's a story about all kinds of people.

It's a story about how he and his partner helped to make the Transit Police Force one of the finest, and one of the biggest, in the country. It's a story about how these two guys charmed the Mayor of the City of New York, upset at least two City Police Commissioners, and forced the City of New York to provide improved police protection for the riding and general public. And finally, it's a study in human relations and what it takes to provide effective leadership. You will see what it was like to be a cop trying to protect the riding public as they travel New York City's extensive subway system.

You will journey from the days the transit police were not at parity with the city police, through the time when parity was achieved and the stage was set for merging the three police forces of New York City - city, transit and housing. Merging the three forces into today's NYPD took place in You will re-live some of the very troubled times in the late 's when subway crime soared, gaining a better understanding of why that happened and what should have been done to better protect the Public. You will find the stories interesting and through the eyes of Captain Martin, an innovative and intuitive leader, you will see how effective one man could be in gaining the true respect and admiration of his police officers while commanding some of the most challenging districts in the City of New York - and in spite of the personal sacrifices he made to his own career advancement.

He made a difficult, and unusual, career move - going from 1st Grade Detective to Sergeant, with an eye on eventually becoming a Police Captain, the highest uniformed rank achieved through competitive examinations. Superior ranks after that are made by appointment and as it turned out, John Martin paid a price for his previous role as PBA President serving the rank and file. The Brotherhoods is the chilling chronicle of the shocking crimes of NYPD de-tectives Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito, notorious rogue cops found guilty in April of the ultimate form of police corruption -- shielding The Brotherhoods is the chilling chronicle of the shocking crimes of NYPD de-tectives Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito, notorious rogue cops found guilty in April of the ultimate form of police corruption -- shielding their criminal deeds behind their badges while they worked for the mafia.

Their crimes include participation in the murders of at least eight men, kidnapping, and the betrayal of an entire generation of New York City detectives, federal agents, and prosecutors. This gripping, true-life detective story is remarkable for its psychological intrigue, criminal audacity, and paranoid, blood-soaked fury. Written by prize-winning journalist Guy Lawson and William Oldham, the brilliant detective who quietly and relentlessly investigated the rogue cops for seven years, The Brotherhoods provides unparalleled access to the secretive workings of both the NYPD and organized crime -- their hierarchies, rituals, and codes of conduct.

Sprawling from Manhattan to Las Vegas to Hollywood, this incredible story features wiseguys, hit men on the lam, snitches, cops on the take, girlfriends who should know better, a crooked accountant, corrupt jewelers, streetwise detectives, flamboyant defense attorneys, ice-cool prosecutors, a distinguished federal judge, and a gallery of other unforgettable characters, many hiding secrets they are afraid to reveal.

In yet another turn of events, in June a federal judge vacated the convictions on statute of limitations grounds, even as he cited overwhelming evidence that Caracappa and Eppolito had committed "heinous and violent crimes. Attorney's Office, which had won the convictions, has appealed the ruling.

The conviction of the two men by a jury and the judge's reiteration of their guilt underscore the amazing story of The Brotherhoods. Destined to rank with such modern crime classics as Serpico, Donnie Brasco, and Wiseguy, this quintessential American mob tale goes to the hearts of two brotherhoods -- the police and the mafia -- and the two cops who belonged to both. Blue Blood by Edward Conlon. From the fourth-generation NYPD officer and author of The New Yorker's "Cop Diary" columns comes an epic heart-and-soul dissection of what it means to protect, to serve, and to defend among the ranks of New York's finest.

James Lardner and Thomas Reppetto, who know the police world from the inside out, throw today's headlines into a vivid relief by taking us back more than years ago into a succession of immigrant waves, long, hot summers, and career destroying crises and scandals. Fascinating as history, NYPD Fascinating as history, NYPD is also a telling look at the fears, the lore, the slang, the secrets and the rituals of a chronically misunderstood professin. A Different Shade of Blue: Seattle is the perfect backdrop to see the full history of women in uniform since it was one of the first cities to hire women in , the first to promote a female to captain in , and one of the first to put women on the street as equal beat cops in Told through the voices of Told through the voices of 50 women on the Seattle Police Department and covers the challenges of sexism, size differences, harassment, crooks embarrassed to be caught by a woman, going undercover to capture an illegal abortionist in the days before Roe v.

Wade, moving up the chain of command, why affirmative action isn t such a good idea, how there wasn't a feeling of camaraderie among the women hired. For years, the police commissioner and the mayor of New York City have duked it out for publicity, credit, and power. Some have translated their stardom into success after leaving office, while others have been hung out to dry. In the battle for control of the country? The result is a legacy of systemic corruption and cover-ups that is nothing less than shocking.

His columns have made him persona non grata in police headquarters. With amazing details of backroom deals and larger-than-life powerbrokers, Levitt lays bare the backstabbing, power-grabs, and chaotic internal investigations that have run the NYPD? Self-portrait of an undercover cop by Anthony Schiano. Circle of Six is the true story of what is perhaps the most notorious case in the history of the New York Police Department. It details Randy Jurgensen's determined effort to bring to justice the murderer of Patrolman Phillip Cardillo.

Cardillo was shot and killed inside Harlem's Mosque 7 in The New York of this era was a place not unlike the Wild West, in which cops and criminals shot it out on a daily basis. He broke the case with an unlikely accomplice, Foster 2X Thomas, a member of the Nation of Islam who became Jurgensen's witness. The relationship they formed during the time before trial gave each of the two men a greater perspective of the two sides in the street war and changed them forever. In the end, Jurgensen had to settle for a conviction on other charges, and Dupree served a number of years.

The murder case is still officially unsolved. In the NYPD re-opened the case, and it is once again an active investigation with full media attention. His story was told in the bestseller and acclaimed film Prince of the City. He was a detective in the narcotics division of the New York City Police Department during the s and s -- its most explosive and dramatic decades.

His name is Robert Leuci, and now he is telling his own story His name is Robert Leuci, and now he is telling his own story. All the Centurions is Leuci's accurately and sometimes mercilessly remembered account of young manhood -- a tale filled with dreadful and daring adventures on the streets and in the courthouses of New York City. Leuci takes us into the world of the New York City Police Department at a time when the city was crumbling under its own weight, drugs were taking over the poorer neighborhoods, and crime was rampant on the streets and subways.

But this is also a story of shattered illusions and personal loss, of endurance and healing, and, finally, of astonishing spiritual growth. Leuci describes his evolution from a naive rookie to a seasoned detective who believes that the only people he can trust are his fellow cops -- until he learns that even that might not be true.

Leuci remembers the incredibly heroic men and women who behaved more bravely than anyone thought possible -- police officers both celebrated and notorious, like Frank Serpico, Sonny Grosso, and Eddie Egan and Detective Frank King from the French Connection case; high-ranking lawyers like Alan Dershowitz, Rudy Giuliani, and Tom Puccio. Leuci also reveals the dark side of New York City's criminal justice system: All the Centurions is an engrossing read filled with great chase scenes and intriguing dramas while being, at its core, the story of a man descending into a hell of his own making who ultimately finds the way out through truth and justice.

This is a true story about the mean streets of New York that is as vivid and entertaining as the best crime novel. In the Line of Duty: This book recounts the lives of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The Unit was authorized to fight crime with whatever means necessary. In other words, to uphold the In other words, to uphold the law by sometimes going outside the law. The Unit was thought of as the elite of New York City's cops -- just out of the 28, cops in the Department. But among them were also the most trigger-happy and outrageous cops in the NYPD.

Some were heroic, others were criminal. After 15 years of service, JP was awarded a total of 20 medals, including the Medal of Valor. An intimate portrait of the courageous and honorable fortieth Police Commissioner of New York City details his mission to fight the injustice around him and to solve the mystery of his own mother, who abandoned him forty-one years ago. A former juvenile delinquent, Jerry was a loose cannon whose antics got him into the crack dens and shooting galleries of New York's meanest streets - and A former juvenile delinquent, Jerry was a loose cannon whose antics got him into the crack dens and shooting galleries of New York's meanest streets - and onto an elite DEA narcotics task force charged with taking down South American's powerful Cali drug cartel.

Under the tutelage of a smooth-talking confidential informant, jeans and tee-shirt Jerry was transformed into an Armani-clad Geraldo Bartone, the world's top drug trafficker. As Geraldo, he did things he had never dreamed of - piloting planes, captaining cocaine-filled yachts, and meeting the most powerful kingpins in the brutal drug trade. One false move could take him out of the game for good. Yet within a few years, Jerry and the other officers of the task force became the most sussessful drug unit in the U. Riding a wave of glory and success, Jerry had no idea that he would be the one scammed next.

This is his story. As told by Heath Kizzier. Buddy Boys by Mike McAlary. Located in the middle of Bedford-Stuyvesant, the 77th was notorious during the s for being a precinct gone mad with corruption and venality. The cops were so out of control that The cops were so out of control that they were more criminal than the criminals they were supposed to be chasing and arresting; lying on the witness stand and sabotaging their own prosecutions grilled by a defense attorney on the actions of a defendant one cop had arrested for supposedly dealing drugs in his presence, the cop breaks down and yells "How the hell do I know?

I wasn't even there! Manhattan North Homicide St. On September 11, , with the terrorist attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York City, the United States entered one of the greatest trials in its history. There were thousands of deaths in the wake of that tragedy -- and thousands of heroes. Led by Police Commissioner Led by Police Commissioner Bernard B. In the Line of Duty salutes the brave men and women of those two departments, who proved to the nation and the world the strength and heroism of the American people.

Through over pages of black and white photographs and 16 pages of full colour , this memorial volume documents the heroism of New York's Finest and Bravest in the hours and days following the disaster. With a Foreword in tribute to the search and rescue teams -- and their fallen comrades -- by Commissioner Kerik, and filled with the inspirational words of national and spiritual leaders, In the Line of Duty bears witness to the indomitable spirit of the American people. NYPD Blood is the story of a man who just wanted to be a good guy with a steady job, with a wife he loved, and a nice home.

But from his first day on the job at the NYPD, he discovered the corruption in the narcotics lab. Drugs were being stolen and sold back to the mob, arrests of known drug dealers were interfered with, and as word got around about Vinnie's knowledge of the illegal operations going on behind the scenes, people started dying and his family was threatened.

Then he found himself under investigation for corruption. That's when he realized that his own life was in danger. Based on the actual accounts of Vinnie Lombardini, NYPD Blood is about corruption, drugs, cop on cop murder, and one man's terrifying ordeal as he seeks to uphold the principles of the shield, even though it means going against the very brotherhood he swore loyalty to, and could cost him everything-including his own life.

The Shield of Gold: In The Shield of Gold, private investigator and former New York Police Department homicide detective Lenny Golino informs, amuses, and sometimes saddens the reader with real-life stories from his twenty-one years with the NYPD and from his current position as One needs a sense of humor and a philosophical perspective not to become victim to three common hazards of police work: One cannot be too soft-boiled nor too hard-boiled He established his Gold Shield Elite organization to continue his calling and to provide private investigative services that are timely, professional, and affordable.

The Shield of Gold gives a first-hand depiction of police work and private investigating that both informs and entertains.


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Leonard Golino is a decorated veteran of twenty-one years of service with the New York Police Department, the last seven years of which he served as a robbery-homicide unit detective, solving 46 of 57 homicide investigations he conducted. He is currently a private investigator. Douglas Winslow Cooper, Ph. He is the author of Ting and I: A Memoir of Love, Courage, and Devotion, al. Confessions of an Undercover Agent Growing up in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where physical violence was a daily reality at home, at school, and on the streets, Louis Diaz had what it took to survive - and to one day become what he vowed to be: Confessions of a Catholic Cop by Thomas Fitzsimmons.

An insider's tale of a dedicated pair of New York City cops who uncover a heinous scheme of arson that will keep you spellbound from beginning to electrifying end. You'll be shocked and amazed. You'll laugh and cry as you discover what it is really like being a big city cop! Pulsating with the heartbeat of the city that doesn't sleep, Lost Wings: The True Story of a Disgraced NYPD Cop is an all-points bulletin - a revelation of life as it is lived day-to-day by the men and women in blue whose firmly held territory is your neighborhood precinct.

Former officer Chris Ramos, who wanted only one thing - to earn and hold a job as a New York City police Officer - takes us along on his daily tour of duty: Then, on a seemingly ordinary night much like many others, agents of the Internal Affairs Bureau of the NYPD unexpectedly appear to inform him that he has failed a departmental drug test that he knows he should have passed, effectively ending a promising career and changing his life forever.

Robbin Christopher Ramos pulls no punches, and after reading Lost Wings, you will never look at a city policeman in the same way again. The Man Behind the Tin: Stories one for each day of the year come from members of the law enforcement community who have sensed God s presence in some event relating to Stories one for each day of the year come from members of the law enforcement community who have sensed God s presence in some event relating to their work.

The contributors represent every phase of law enforcement work and demonstrate that something happened relating in their particular stories that simply cannot be attributed to anything other than God s hand. In an age of rampant corruption and violence, Richard "Bo" Dietl was the strongest cop on New York's meanest streets -- and he did things his way, no holds barred. In fifteen years he made over 1, felony arrests compared to the average cop's career total of But after 75 medals and But after 75 medals and awards, and countless brushes with death, he broke the city's most notorious case -- the Harlem convent rape -- and faced a blue wall of police department resentments and politics.

He knew his time was coming to an end. The Bo Dietl Story From his rookie days to the dangerous work on the police decoy unit to his moonlighting as a bodyguard for Arab sheiks, this is the true story of the maverick cop who made the busts, the headlines and the controversies. Now Bo Dietl tells what it's really like inside the raw and deadly world of a big-city cop -- and how one man became a legend from the station house to the streets. Barroom-style war stories told in the voices of NYPD cops who lived them are here embedded in traditional third-person narration to present an up-close picture of police work in New York City.

The stories cover the gamut from robbery, kidnapping, and undercover drug investigations to eliciting The stories cover the gamut from robbery, kidnapping, and undercover drug investigations to eliciting the confession of New York's first serial murderer. Some of the stories are dramatic, some are prosaic, and all have the ring of authenticity.

One story follows another in quick succession, forming a hodgepodge of voices, impressions, and details. This is for diehard fans of police stories and should be considered for larger collections. He was one of the most decorated cops in the history of NYPD. From his "wiseguy" relatives, he learned the meaning of honor and loyalty. From his fellow cops, he learned the meaning of betrayal. And he was one of the best -- a good, tough, honest cop down the line. Butu even his sterling record, his headline-making heroism, couldn't protect him when the police brass decided to take him down.

Although completely exonerated of charges that he had passed secrets to the mob, Lou didn't stand a chance. They had taken something from him they couldn't give back: Now, here's the powerful story, told in Lou Eppolito's own words, of the bloody Mafia hit that claimed his uncle and cousin Full of hard drama and gritty truth, Mafia Cop gives a vivid, inside look at life in the Family, on the force, and on the mean streets of New York. He's slouched against a graffiti-riddled slum wall, hands hidden in the pockets of his Army surplus jacket.

His lids are hodded, eyes darting cagily, looking He could be a mugger or a junkie; a lazy drop-out from life or a hood or a hit. You'd make him for anything but what You'd make him for anything but what he is: Sergeant Steven Dubinsky, Decoy Cop Good Cop Bad Cop: Stories by Laurie Lynn Drummond. Every night when I go home after shift, I run my hands lightly over my body as I undress. The tips of my fingers catch the new scratches on my hands and arms, tiny red vines, an unreadable map. The burn from the teeth of the cuffs, I remember it catching my skin only now; the new welt on my The burn from the teeth of the cuffs, I remember it catching my skin only now; the new welt on my side, unexplainable; the constant, steady bruise on the hip bone where my gun caresses the skin a deeper purple day after day.

I unbraid my hair, shake it loose, stand under the shower. I place both hands on the wall and lean into the water, stretching out the muscles.

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Okay, I tell myself. Every night I tell myself, okay. In this stunning debut collection, Laurie Lynn Drummond mines her eight years in law enforcement to tell the stories of five female police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In prose as unflinching and nuanced as the job itself, each woman's story -- like each call in a police officer's day -- varies in its singular drama, but all the tales illuminate the tenuous line between life and death, violence and control, despair and salvation.

These stories draw us into the insular world of cops -- how violence clings to a crime scene long after the crime has been committed, how officers determine when to engage in or defuse violence, why some cadets make it from the academy to the force and some don't -- and delve into the darkest chambers of police officers' hearts.


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In "Absolutes," a stunned cop learns to live with the shimmering presence of the man she killed in self-defense, while her neighbor brings her casseroles because "it's the polite thing to do at wakes. At a vigil that seven policewomen hold for a brutally murdered victim in "Keeping the Dead Alive," the mourners get caught up in a vicious act of revenge that escalates out of control. Fresh, unique, and uncensored, these stories are startlingly vivid and alive, revealing the humanity, compassion, humor, tragedy, and, ultimately, the redemption hidden behind the "blue wall.

In an in-depth look at covert law enforcement, these are the true-life accounts of undercover cops and agents across the country who lived to tell their chilling tales. Part detective, part spy, part chameleon, these steel-nerved men and women pose as the very criminals they hunt yet never veer Part detective, part spy, part chameleon, these steel-nerved men and women pose as the very criminals they hunt yet never veer from their ultimate mission: They were thieves, hit men, con artists, drug dealers.

They were also cops They were also cops. Vinnie Murano, who was especially adept at assuming the guise of a thief, hit man, con artist, and drug dealer, was the NYPD's most famous "good" cop, devoted to tracking the "bad" ones down. His story is a terrifying revelation of corruption, thievery, and cover-ups at the heart of America's biggest police department. The good news is that Vinnie Murano carried on the work that began twenty years ago, when Frank Serpico went undercover to expose the shocking level of graft in the New York City Police Department, and continued in when Bob Leuci created a national sensation with his "Prince of the City" revelations.

The bad news is that after all the commissions, the investigations, and the trials, things have changed. His undercover career began with his assignment as bodyguard to Bob Leuci, but that experience was tame in comparison to the dangers he uncovered working with the IAD known among other cops as the "rat division". Risking his health, his sanity, even his life every day, he went undercover in the streets of New York, What he discovered was terrifying: More terrifying still was the realization that the "Blue Wall," the "Code of Silence" by which all cops live, protects corrupt policemen even when crimes are committed.

Even when the crime is murder. Murano's major cases include such extraordinary stories as those of -- The Lauro Brothers, Gregory DiCapua, Tomlin Coleman, and many more equally as corrupt and exciting. These cases, and numerous others, were broken by Murano during his years as an undercover investigator. Each posed its own level of difficulty, and each its own particular danger.

What they all have in common, however, was the final frustration of realizing that though these men were criminals, they would never pay the full price for their crimes. Even in disgrace, the blue uniform provided protection for those who wore it. The Making of a Detective by Harvey Rachlin. From Publishers Weekly The career of a New York City police officer -- in particular a homicide detective -- has never been more graphically or expertly related than in this probing look at David Carbone by the author of The Making of a Cop. Carbone, from a large Italian-American Long Island Carbone, from a large Italian-American Long Island family, joined the force in and quickly made his mark as a tough, honest and compassionate patrolman.

In an unusually short time, he was promoted to detective and requested service in the 75th Precinct, in the East New York section of Brooklyn, where the body count was or more every year. There Carbone distinguished himself further, although he was shocked to find how mean the mean streets were and he became so stressed his marriage almost broke up. But, like most of his colleagues, he preserved his sanity with camaraderie, gallows humor and, for a time, alcohol. The year's smash bestseller about two kids from Brooklyn who teamed up to become the most outrageous most-wanted swashbucklers in the Wild East!

If the police system If the police system drowned the best cops in the most paperwork, this cop combination learned how to swim against the tide. If the mob tried to hassle them, they hassled back with a vengeance. A whole neighborhood turned out to watch them arrest a drug dealer who had sworn to kill them. Posing as addicts, they got caught inside a dealer's apartment and--with guns leveled at them--were ordered to mainline heroin on the spot.

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