In a recent post, I offered a look back at the late Robert Leuci, the former NYPD detective who was the subject of Prince of the City, Robert Daley's true crime book and Sidney Lumet's film, in my 2009 Crime Beat column.
Legendary former NYPD detective Frank Serpico read the online column when it originally came out, and he contacted me. He told me that he objected to Leuci calling him an oddball and outcast.
I offered to interview him as well, and we spoke on several occasions over the phone. I finally published an interview with Frank Serpico in 2020 in my Washington Times On Crime column.
You can read the column via the link or the text below:
For many, the patron saint of whistleblowers is Frank Serpico, the former NYPD detective who reported police corruption in the late 1960s and early 1970s.