The NYPD's Famous Morgue
Boys Case
By Joe Tacopina
Introduction
 As an attorney, Joe Tacopina has been
involved in a number of high-profile
cases, including the “Morgue Boy...
Conclusion
 In August of 1993, the New York Police
Department (NYPD) was involved in a
scandal involving a number of offi...
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The NYPD's Famous Morgue Boys Case

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As an attorney, Joe Tacopina has been involved in a number of high-profile cases, including the “Morgue Boys” case in 1995 and the Abner Louima case in 2000. In the latter case, Joe Tacopina represented a police officer charged with covering up the brutality of other officers in the case. The charges were overturned on appeal, making it one of the most famous cases in the history of the New York Police Department.

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The NYPD's Famous Morgue Boys Case

  1. 1. The NYPD's Famous Morgue Boys Case By Joe Tacopina
  2. 2. Introduction  As an attorney, Joe Tacopina has been involved in a number of high-profile cases, including the “Morgue Boys” case in 1995 and the Abner Louima case in 2000. In the latter case, Joe Tacopina represented a police officer charged with covering up the brutality of other officers in the case. The charges were overturned on appeal, making it one of the most famous cases in the history of the New York Police Department.
  3. 3. Conclusion  In August of 1993, the New York Police Department (NYPD) was involved in a scandal involving a number of officers who became known as the Morgue Boys. The group was allegedly involved in numerous corrupt activities. The Morgue Boys name stems from an abandoned coffin factory where members purportedly divided illegal profits and spoils. Despite numerous charges, no evidence held up in court. Of the 12 accused officers, only three were formally charged. Soon after charges were made, all three officers were completely cleared of all offenses, thus restoring the reputation of the NYPD.

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