in the Country’s Greatest Police Force
with Author Leonard Levitt
Thursday, July 19, 7:00- 8:00 p.m
The New York City Police Department is regarded as the most powerful law enforcement agency in the country. It is an agency that has proven to be capable of tremendous acts of bravery and the most heinous abuses of corruption and brutality. Veteran reporter, Leonard Levitt chronicles the power struggles, rivalries, secret backroom deals, and illicit behavior that has plagued the top brass and threatened the public’s safety. NYPD Confidential is an eye opening account of the personal and political agendas of those in power that have damaged the New York City Police Department’s reputation in the past and the current forces conspiring to do so again.
Leonard Levitt chronicled the New York City Police Department from 1995 through 2005 in his column “One Police Plaza” for the Newsday newspaper. He is the author of six books including Conviction: Solving the Martha Moxley Murder, winner of the Edgar Award in 2005. He worked as a reporter for the Associated Press and the Detroit News and as a correspondent for Time Magazine, and served as the investigations editor of the New York Post. His work has appeared in Harper's, Esquire and the New York Times Magazine. Levitt is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Columbia School of Journalism. His website is http://nypdconfidential.com.
A wine & cheese reception will follow the event. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for signing and purchase. All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or logging onto www.owlibrary.org and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs. This program is generously sponsored by Union Savings Bank.