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Author Armstrong, Michael F., 1932-

Title They wished they were honest [electronic resource] : the Knapp Commission and New York City police corruption / Michael Armstrong.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 256 pages :) : illustrations
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; 1. The Beginning; 2. Staffing and Funding; 3. Lurching Into Action; 4. Gabe; 5. Teddy and Xaviera; 6. The Great Meat Robbery; 7. George; 8. Some Rough Spots; 9. Leuci; 10. Toody and Muldoon; 11. Batman and Robin; 12. Waverly Logan; 13. Super Thief; 14. The Freshman; 15. Phillips at Work; 16. Problems; 17. Tank and Slim; 18. Phillips, in High Gear; 19. The Dynamic Duo -- Again; 20. The Eve of the Hearings; 21. The Public Hearings: Phillips's Testimony; 22. The Public Hearings: Droge, Logan, Tank and Slim, Burkert, Etc.; 23. Serpico; 24. Aftermath; 25. Phillips -- Epilogue.
26. Special Prosecutor27. Reflections; Index.
Summary Michael Armstrong has spent close to fifty years either defending or prosecuting criminal cases in New York City. His public service has included stints as District Attorney for Queens County, New York, and chief of the Security Frauds Unit in the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan. None of his experiences were as tense or as dangerously waged as the Knapp Commission's investigation into police corruption, prompted by the New York Times's report on whistleblower cop Frank Serpico. Based on Armstrong's vivid recollections of this watershed moment in law enforcement accountability.
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Subject New York (N.Y.). Knapp Commission.
New York (N.Y.). Knapp Commission.
Governmental investigations -- New York (State) -- New York.
Police corruption -- New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Armstrong, Michael F., 1932- They wished they were honest. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012 9780231153546 (DLC) 2011044777 (OCoLC)760068698
ISBN 9780231526982 (electronic bk.)
0231526989 (electronic bk.)