During the crack cocaine explosion of the late 1980s and early 1990s, one man – a New York City police officer – brazenly led a crew of crooked cops to build his own empire in East New York. Michael Dowd, labelled ‘The Dirtiest Cop Ever’, turned the department’s 75th Precinct into the dirtiest precinct ever, both protecting and robbing drug dealers and lining his own pockets until they were bursting with cash and drugs. His arrest in 1992 led to the largest police corruption scandal in New York City history. Packed with interviews with both those who broke the law and those who protected it, Tiller Russell’s Precinct Seven Five gives audiences the ultimate insider’s access, putting them inside the minds of those perverting the law under the guise of upholding it.
Precinct Seven Five
Directed by Tiller Russell