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Author Campisi, Charles, author.

Title Blue on blue : an insider's story of good cops catching bad cops / Charles Campisi, former chief, NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, with Gordon Dillow.

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, 2017.


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Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description xiii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Contents Prologue: We're watching -- The kind of cop I didn't want to be -- Shield no. 791 -- There's a new IAB in town -- To catch a crooked cop -- Testing, testing, testing . . . -- Officer involved -- Excessive force -- If they've got the blonde, We've got a problem -- Wait a minute--Those guys aren't cops! -- Other agencies -- Cannibals in the ether -- It's not a courtesy, it's a crime -- Politics.
Summary From 1996 through 2014 Charles Campisi headed NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau, working under four police commissioners and gaining a reputation as hard-nosed and incorruptible. When he retired, only one man on the 36,000-member force had served longer. During Campisi's IAB tenure, the number of New Yorkers shot, wounded, or killed by cops every year declined by ninety percent, and the number of cops failing integrity tests shrank to an equally startling low. But to achieve those exemplary results, Campisi had to triple IAB's staff, hire the very best detectives, and put the word out that bad apples wouldn't be tolerated. While early pages of Campisi's absorbing account bring us into the real world of cops, showing, for example, the agony that every cop suffers when he fires his gun, later pages spotlight a harrowing series of investigations that tested IAB's capacities, forcing detectives to go undercover against cops who were themselves undercover, to hunt down criminals posing as cops, and to break through the "blue wall of silence" to verify rare--but sometimes very real--cases of police brutality.
Subject Campisi, Charles.
New York (N.Y.). Police Department -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
New York (N.Y.). Police Department. Internal Affairs Bureau.
Police -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Police corruption -- New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Dillow, Gordon, author.
ISBN 9781501127199 (hardcover)
1501127195 (hardcover)

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