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Old 03-22-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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Officer Pedro Serrano says he was called a 'rat' for speaking out about the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy and recorded conversations he had with a superior about the procedure.
A top Bronx cop was caught on tape telling an NYPD whistleblower to specifically target “male blacks 14 to 21” for stop-and-frisk because they commit crimes.

Stop “the right people, the right time, the right location,” Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack is heard saying on the recording.

“He meant blacks and Hispanics,” Officer Pedro Serrano, who made the secret recording, testified Thursday in Manhattan federal court.

“So what am I supposed to do: Stop every black and Hispanic?” Serrano was heard saying on the tape, which was recorded last month at the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.

RELATED: COP TESTIFIES HE WAS CALLED 'RAT' FOR PROTESTING STOP-AND-FRISK QUOTAS

McCormack said to focus on the Mott Haven section, where the problem “was robberies and grand larcenies.”

“I have no problem telling you this,” the inspector said on the tape. “Male blacks. And I told you at roll call, and I have no problem [to] tell you this, male blacks 14 to 21.”

During cross examination, City lawyer Brenda Cooke got Serrano to admit that McCormack never said he wanted Serrano to stop all blacks and Hispanics.

“Those specific words, no,” he told her.


Serrano used a recorder to tape a conversation with Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack, who told him to specifically target 'male blacks 14 to 21' for stop-and-frisk.

RELATED: CONTROLLER LIU HOLDS STOP AND FRISK FORUM IN BRONX

Serrano’s tape and testimony were introduced as evidence in a class-action lawsuit against the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactic brought by four black New Yorkers who claim they were targeted because of their race.

Also, the first of several tapes surreptitiously made by Brooklyn cop Adrian Schoolcraft made its debut at the trial.

This one was recorded at a Nov. 1, 2008, roll call and on it Lt. Jean Delafuente is heard telling officers that making the arrest quota should be easy in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

“You’re working in Bed-Stuy, where everyone’s probably got a warrant,” he said.

RELATED: PLAINTIFF WEEPS IN STOP-AND-FRISK TESTIMONY

Schoolcraft claims he was hauled off to a psych ward to discredit his allegations that the 81st Precinct pushed officers to fill arrest quotas.

Serrano told the court he taped McCormick because he had gotten poor performance reviews for failing to meet what he claims was the monthly quota of 20 summonses and five stops-and-frisk and wanted evidence to show he was being retaliated against.

For speaking out, the 43-year-old cop who joined the NYPD in 2004 testified earlier that he was smeared as a “rat” and ostracized by fellow officers.

Like Adhyl Polanco, the whistleblower officer who testified before him, Serrano said the quota system had the backing of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.



Read more: Stop-and-frisk trial: Cop's secret tape reveals boss ordered him to target blacks*males ages 14 to 21 - NY Daily News
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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he's no rat. he's one of the good cops.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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he's no rat. he's one of the good cops.

I feel the same way. We need good cops like him placed in powerful positions.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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Waiting for certain forum members to explain how this is not really about race...
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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too long, but um its a known fact that cops targets minorities nothing new.........
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:05 PM
 
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Serrano also said he isn't against S&F, just how it's used.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:13 PM
 
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Do you want to be stopped and frisked?
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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Officer Pedro Serrano says he was called a 'rat' for speaking out about the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy and recorded conversations he had with a superior about the procedure.
A top Bronx cop was caught on tape telling an NYPD whistleblower to specifically target “male blacks 14 to 21” for stop-and-frisk because they commit crimes.

Stop “the right people, the right time, the right location,” Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack is heard saying on the recording.

“He meant blacks and Hispanics,” Officer Pedro Serrano, who made the secret recording, testified Thursday in Manhattan federal court.

“So what am I supposed to do: Stop every black and Hispanic?” Serrano was heard saying on the tape, which was recorded last month at the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.

RELATED: COP TESTIFIES HE WAS CALLED 'RAT' FOR PROTESTING STOP-AND-FRISK QUOTAS

McCormack said to focus on the Mott Haven section, where the problem “was robberies and grand larcenies.”

“I have no problem telling you this,” the inspector said on the tape. “Male blacks. And I told you at roll call, and I have no problem [to] tell you this, male blacks 14 to 21.”

During cross examination, City lawyer Brenda Cooke got Serrano to admit that McCormack never said he wanted Serrano to stop all blacks and Hispanics.

“Those specific words, no,” he told her.


Serrano used a recorder to tape a conversation with Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack, who told him to specifically target 'male blacks 14 to 21' for stop-and-frisk.

RELATED: CONTROLLER LIU HOLDS STOP AND FRISK FORUM IN BRONX

Serrano’s tape and testimony were introduced as evidence in a class-action lawsuit against the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactic brought by four black New Yorkers who claim they were targeted because of their race.

Also, the first of several tapes surreptitiously made by Brooklyn cop Adrian Schoolcraft made its debut at the trial.

This one was recorded at a Nov. 1, 2008, roll call and on it Lt. Jean Delafuente is heard telling officers that making the arrest quota should be easy in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

“You’re working in Bed-Stuy, where everyone’s probably got a warrant,” he said.

RELATED: PLAINTIFF WEEPS IN STOP-AND-FRISK TESTIMONY

Schoolcraft claims he was hauled off to a psych ward to discredit his allegations that the 81st Precinct pushed officers to fill arrest quotas.

Serrano told the court he taped McCormick because he had gotten poor performance reviews for failing to meet what he claims was the monthly quota of 20 summonses and five stops-and-frisk and wanted evidence to show he was being retaliated against.

For speaking out, the 43-year-old cop who joined the NYPD in 2004 testified earlier that he was smeared as a “rat” and ostracized by fellow officers.

Like Adhyl Polanco, the whistleblower officer who testified before him, Serrano said the quota system had the backing of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.



Read more: Stop-and-frisk trial: Cop's secret tape reveals boss ordered him to target blacks*males ages 14 to 21 - NY Daily News
Now this a cop that deserves a medal.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:10 PM
 
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Guess they should have been told to frisk old white ladies
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:21 PM
 
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Guess they should have been told to frisk old white ladies



Guess they should have been told to frisk white Italians, Albanians, Irish, Russians, Jews, etc.
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