Dirty Cops: Doc “Precinct Seven Five” Sheds Light On The Real Criminals In 80s New York

In UK cinemas August 14, the critically acclaimed documentary Precinct Seven Five makes its theatrical debut, featuring interviews with both those who broke the law and those who protected it.

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Precinct Seven Five was called by The Guardian the “real life counterpart to A Most Violent Year, but without any of the machinations of drama, and a hundred times more appalling.” During the crack cocaine explosion of the late 1980s and early 90s, one man – a New York City police officer – brazenly led a crew of crooked cops to build his own empire in East New York. Michael Dowd, labeled “The Dirtiest Cop Ever,” turned the department’s 75th Precinct into the dirtiest precinct ever, both protecting and robbing drug dealers and lining his own pockets until they were bursting with cash and drugs. His arrest in 1992 led to the largest police corruption scandal in New York City history.

Packed with interviews with both those who broke the law and those who protected it, Precinct Seven Five gives audiences the ultimate insider’s access, for the first time putting them inside the car – and the minds – of crooked cops.

Precinct Seven Five arrives in UK cinemas August 14.

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