Crime + Punishment

Crime + Punishment

112' 2018
dir.: Stephen Maing

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.

Tadeusz Strączek



2018 Sundance FF (Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking) 

2018 Full Frame DFF 

2018 AFI Docs 

2018 Hot Docs 

Free access
112' 2018 USA
Stephen Maing
Stephen Maing
Stephen Maing, Eric Daniel Metzgar
Ross Tuttle, Eric Daniel Metzgar
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Special collection - watch between Dec 20 - Jan 06