Officer Serrano’s Hidden Camera: The stop-and-frisk trials of Pedro Serrano

Jennifer Gonnerman, Officer Serrano’s Hidden Camera: the stop-and-frisk trials of Pedro Serrano:NYPD rat, NYPD hero. New York Magazine, 19 May 2013. “Officer Pedro Serrano walked through the heavy wooden doors of the 40th Precinct in the South Bronx and headed upstairs to the locker room. For eight years he’d been working out of this 89-year-old station house, with its broken fax machines and crummy computers. “We work in a shithole,” the cops there would say, “but it’s our shithole.” Serrano, 43, had the day off—he’d stopped by only to pick up some papers—but when he got close to his locker, he noticed something strange. Someone had placed a dozen rat stickers on the door.” [Read more…]