After 10 years as a New York City cop, in 1976 Mauro joined the Internal Affairs Divison, which polices the police, and was shocked at what he uncovered: some officers were not only taking bribes (almost standard practice) but were also guilty of armed robbery, drug dealing and murder. Despite increasing heart problems as a result of stress, he continued to work undercover and secured evidence that should have put the offenders in prison. But he found that the police department and IAD were not interested in publicizing these cases; their chief concern was with their image and they wanted no media exposure, according to the authors. As a result, the wrongdoers were simply dismissed from the force. Writing with Hoffer ( Midnight Express ), Mauro, who retired in 1986, presents a startling, convincing expose. (July)
Reviewed on: 07/01/1990 Release date: 07/01/1990 Genre: Nonfiction
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