Crime + Punishment
Twelve rogue officers expose the corruption and unlawful actions of the New York City Police Department.
Stephen Maing’s latest documentary chronicles the landmark lawsuit filed by 12 officers against the New York Police Department. The whistleblowers decided to put an end to the harassment of innocent citizens, in particular African Americans and Latinos, in an effort aimed at inflating police statistics and increasing the city’s budget. The director doesn’t focus on the legal complexities of the case. Instead, he films his characters on the streets, at precints and in police cars — in everyday situations that tell the real story behind their dramatic decision. Watch cameras and hidden microphones help us understand how the police force tries to eliminate those seen as traitors from its ranks.
2018 WATCH DOCS
2018 Sundance FF (Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking)
2018 Full Frame DFF
2018 AFI Docs
2018 Hot Docs