Ever since coming to America as a child from the Dominican Republic, Washington Heights resident Adhyl Polanco has always wanted to be a cop.
He soon learned that being “one of the good guys” wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be.
In a detailed account for the “Where I Am Going” campaign against discriminatory, abusive and illegal policing, Former Officer Polanco shares his experiences working for the NYPD.
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Polanco details the department’s monthly policy, where officers are required to arrest at least one person, summons at least 20 and perform 5 stop and frisks.
The policy was mandated for NYPD officers in 2009.
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