POLICE: Cops as Pushers

In its first week of hearings on police corruption in New York City, the Knapp Commission exposed mostly "clean" graft—that is, the free meals, liquor and tips that are handed out by businessmen and gamblers as a matter of routine. Last week the commission moved on to "dirty" graft—the payoffs from narcotics pushers that used to be considered taboo even by cops on the take. A mixed media presentation of film, tapes and testimony showed that far too many cops are now as willing to take dirty money as clean.

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