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Knapp Commission, The

  • By: Lotte E. Feinberg
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

The Commission to Investigate Alleged Police Corruption in New York City, chaired by Whitman Knapp and known as the Knapp Commission, was created by Mayor John V. Lindsay on May 21, 1971, by Executive Order #11, in response to allegations of ...

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