NYPD Confidential (Paperback)
Power and Corruption in the Country's Greatest Police Force
St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312650940, 320pp.
Publication Date: November 23, 2010
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For years, the police commissioner and the mayor have duked it out for publicity, credit, and power. Some have translated their stardom into success after leaving office, while others have been hung out to dry. NYPD Confidential reveals the battles for power that have led to the city's most infamous corruption cases. Filled with amazing details of backroom deals and larger-than-life power brokers, Leonard Levitt lays bare the backstabbing, power grabs, and chaotic internal investigations that make city givernment look like a modern-day Tammany Hall.
About the Author
Leonard Levitt wrote the column, One Police Plaza for Newsday about the New York City police department from 1995 to 2005. He has also worked as a reporter for the Associated Press and The Detroit News, as a correspondent for Time magazine, and as the investigations editor of the New York Post. His work has appeared in Harper's magazine, Esquire, and the New York Times Magazine. He received an Edgar Award for his nonfiction work Conviction. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Columbia School of Journalism, Levitt served two years in the Peace Corps in Tanzania, East Africa and has been the recipient of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation for the Humanities. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut.