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Serpico, Francisco Vincent

Born: 1936 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Law Enforcer, Police Officer

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.