In this episode, Jane talks with famed whistleblower Frank Serpico, who blew the whistle on corruption in the NYPD in the 1960s and 70s. Serpico’s heroic actions inspired a Hollywood adaptation of his experiences and he’s since become a major figure in the whistleblower community. Serpico talks with Jane about the aftermath of his disclosures, his views on blowing the whistle today versus when he did it, and how he’s dealing with the fame from his case. They also talk contemporary law enforcement culture, the ongoing Derek Chauvin murder trial, and the pervasive corruption of the Cuomo administration.
Join FBI whistleblower Jane Turner every other week as she talks with a whistleblower about their life experiences, what led them to blow the whistle, and their lives after their courageous and brave actions. In each episode, Turner will discuss in depth each individual’s choice to become a whistleblower in their respective fields and the fallout that occurred. Questions? Reach Whistleblower Network News at firstname.lastname@example.org.