Serpico comes to aid of NYPD whistleblower

Frank Serpico has emerged from seclusion to provide help to the legal team representing Adrian Schoolcraft in his lawsuit against the New York City Police Department. Schoolcraft says the NYPD forcibly took him to a psychiatric ward after he accused the department of manipulating crime statistics. (NYDailyNews)

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“This is the way they do it,” Serpico told The News. “They make you a psycho and everything you do gets discounted. But I told Adrian just to tell the truth as he knows it and to be himself. When you tell the truth, they can’t do a damn thing to you.” (NYDailyNews)

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