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The NYPD Tapes: The Village Voice's Series on Adrian Schoolcraft by Graham Rayman

In 2010, Village Voice reporter Graham Rayman obtained digital audio recordings from Police Officer Adrian Schoolcraft, an eight-year veteran of the NYPD. These tapes revealed the inner-workings of Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct, a place where bosses threatened street cops if they didn't make their quotas of arrests and stop-and-frisks and told them not to take certain robbery reports in order to manipulate crime statistics.

Astoundingly, these tapes were just the beginning.

Stories found
  1. The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct
    Graham Rayman's first story on Adrian Schoolcraft and his recordings of the NYPD's 81st precinct.
  2. The NYPD Tapes, Part 2: Ghost Town
    Graham Rayman's second installment, in which the Bed-Stuy street cops are ordered to turn the neighborhood into a "ghost town."
  3. NYPD Tapes, Part 3: A Detective Comes Forward About Downgraded Sexual Assaults
    Part 3 of the Voice's series examines how a series of sexual assault-robberies in Washington Heights were downgraded to misdemeanors, allowing a sexual predator to remain at large for two months.
  4. NYPD Tapes, Part 4: The WhistleBlower, Adrian Schoolcraft
    Schoolcraft wanted his bosses to know about NYPD misconduct. So in turn, they put him in a mental ward.
  5. NYPD Tapes, Part 5: The Corroboration
    At the same time NYPD whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft was secretly recording his supervisors in a Brooklyn precinct, an officer named Adil Polanco was doing the same thing a borough away in the Bronx.
  6. The NYPD Tapes Confirmed
    The report police hid for nearly two years that corroborates our investigation and vindicates Adrian Schoolcraft, the whistleblower the NYPD tried to destroy.
  7. "Right to Remain Silent": The NYPD Tapes on NPR's This American Life
    Graham Rayman and Adrian Schoolcraft on This American Life, discussing The NYPD Tapes. (From September 10, 2010)
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