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Frank Serpico
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    (April 14, 1934- )
    Former New York City Cop (March 6, 1960-June 15, 1972)/Whistleblower
    He originally saw police officers accepting bribes/kickbacks/payoffs and did nothing. He finally told some of his superiors of widespread police corruption, but they transferred him to other precincts.
    He was not persuasive, not get anyone in authority, including the mayor of NYC, to help him.
    He made a lot of enemies among cops.
    He was an honest cop who had scruples.
    He testified before a Grand Jury on police corruption. Nothing came of it and he was transferred (1968).
    He went to the New York Times that ran his story as 'GRAFT PAID TO POLICE HERE. SAID TO RUN INTO MILLIONS' (April 25, 1970).
    He receiving death threats from some very corruptible people.
    He grew his hair and beard long and unkempt to do undercover 'street person' assignments.
    During a drug bust he was shot in the face, when his partner refused to help (February 3, 1971).
    As a result of the shooting he has permanent loss of hearing in his left ear. It is believed the shooting was a police setup to get rid of him, he retired after getting out of the hospital.
    He relocated to the Netherlands and got married, when his wife died of cancer, he returned to America.
    The book 'Serpico' by Peter Maas and movie starring Al Pacino was about his ordeal (1973).
    Research: Tim Howard
    In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 29 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 57 Votes: 49.12% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 82 Votes: 46.34% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 37 Votes: 32.43% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 32 Votes: 31.25% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 110 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 136 Votes: 44.85% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 229 Votes: 42.79% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 330 Votes: 43.64% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 732 Votes: 46.31% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2283 Votes: 39.25% Annoying
 
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