By Jim Taricani | Investigative Reporter
WJAR TV Providence, RI
PROVIDENCE—The arrests of three Providence police officers on drug charges raise an important question.
What makes a good cop go bad?
Treat Williams plays a dirty cop in the movie “The Prince of the City.“ The film is based on the real life story of former NYPD narcotics officer Bob Leuci, whose nickname in his undercover days was “Babyface.“
Leuci got caught up in a culture of corruption in the New York City Police Department in the 1970s, but eventually he saw the light and worked undercover for then U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani to clean up corruption in the department.
Fifty-two cops were indicted based on Leuci’s testimony.
Leuci is now a successful novelist living in Rhode Island. He lectures on ethics to police departments across the country on what makes a good cop go bad.
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