The Nation: A Bloodied Lindsay

Mayor John Lindsay has managed to sidestep direct blame for not responding quickly to widespread police corruption in New York City. But last week he was bloodied politically when one of his aides appeared to be covering up for him before the Knapp Commission, which has been investigating police conduct.

In earlier testimony in closed sessions, Mayoral Assistant Jay Kriegel, 31, whom Lindsay has called the "best staff man in America," had admitted going to the mayor in 1967 with the sordid details of police crime that Detective Frank Serpico and Sergeant David Durk had given him. By the testimony of Durk...

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