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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.

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  1. The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct
    Investigations
    Graham Rayman's first story on Adrian Schoolcraft and his recordings of the NYPD's 81st precinct.
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  2. The NYPD Tapes, Part 2: Ghost Town
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    Graham Rayman's second installment, in which the Bed-Stuy street cops are ordered to turn the neighborhood into a "ghost town."
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  3. NYPD Tapes, Part 3: A Detective Comes Forward About Downgraded Sexual Assaults
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    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.
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  4. NYPD Tapes, Part 4: The WhistleBlower, Adrian Schoolcraft
    Investigations
    Schoolcraft wanted his bosses to know about NYPD misconduct. So in turn, they put him in a mental ward.
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  5. NYPD Tapes, Part 5: The Corroboration
    Investigations
    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.
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  6. The NYPD Tapes Confirmed
    Investigations
    The report police hid for nearly two years that corroborates our investigation and vindicates Adrian Schoolcraft, the whistleblower the NYPD tried to destroy.
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  7. "Right to Remain Silent": The NYPD Tapes on NPR's This American Life
    Radio
    Graham Rayman and Adrian Schoolcraft on This American Life, discussing The NYPD Tapes. (From September 10, 2010)
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