Howard will comment on “Crime + Punishment” at Newburyport Documentary Film Festival
Friday, September 14, 2018
Law Offices of Howard Friedman

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Howard will provide commentary on the documentary film “Crime + Punishment” at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival. The film is about the NYPD 12, a group of police officers who filed a class action lawsuit against the City of New York for imposing quotas on police officers, which resulted in arrests without probable cause. The film shows the effect on the police officers for reporting misconduct within their police department. By speaking the truth they faced retaliation for breaking the “code of silence.” While the film is about New York City, similar issues exist in police departments in Massachusetts. Unfortunately police officers who speak out still face retaliation. 

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