NEW YORK: Bad Cops

Hard-eyed and tightlipped, New York City's Police Commissioner Stephen P. Kennedy last week presided over an unusual ceremony. Kennedy, an up-from-the-beat disciplinarian who runs New York's 23,600-man force with an iron hand (TIME, July 7), promoted eight cops ranging from rookie patrolman to lieutenant. Curiously, all eight were raised for the same reason: they had put the finger on other cops during a month of sordid police scandals that rocked the world's largest city.

Kennedy got his sharpest jolt fortnight ago when Brooklyn police solved the rape-murder of a 60-year-old grandmother. Grimly they...

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