Serpico, Francisco Vincent
1936 - Born on April 4th in Brooklyn, New York. American police officer and corruption whistle blower.
1954 - When he was eighteen, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for two years in Korea.
1960 - Frank Serpico was an undercover cop for the New York City police department
1967 - He reported to appropriate officials “credible evidence of widespread, systemic police corruption”.
1970 - Serpico went public on widespread police corruption, prompting Mayor John Lindsay to establish the Knapp Commission, an independent investigating committee.
1972 - He resigned from the NYPD and spent the next ten years living abroad, recovering from his wounds, traveling and learning.
- Serpico continues to speak out on police corruption and brutality.
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