CRIME: Taking Dirty Money

For New York City's finest it was one of their busiest weeks. No sudden summer crime wave was bothering the men in blue. They were trying to cope with something more disconcerting: the biggest shake-up the police department has known in more than 20 years. Commissioner Patrick Murphy had heads rolling with considerable speed. A month ago he removed the top two officials of the narcotics division and transferred 16 other commanders. Last week he demoted two inspectors and removed six precinct captains. He replaced the high-ranking chief of patrol with Inspector Donald Cawley, who was promoted past 72 others...

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