27 Facts About Adrian Schoolcraft


Adrian Schoolcraft was born on 1976 and is a former New York City Police Department officer who secretly recorded police conversations from 2008 to 2009.


Adrian Schoolcraft brought these tapes to NYPD investigators in October 2009 as evidence of corruption and wrongdoing within the department.


Adrian Schoolcraft joined the United States Navy at age 17 and served for four years on the USS Blue Ridge near Japan.


Adrian Schoolcraft was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and other decorations while on active duty.


Adrian Schoolcraft was honorably discharged in 1997 and returned to Texas to work for Motorola.


Adrian Schoolcraft passed the entrance exam and joined the force two weeks later.


Adrian Schoolcraft received the Meritorious Police Duty Medal in 2006, and in 2008 was cited for his "dedication to the New York City Police Department and to the City of New York".


Brooklynites who lived in the area patrolled by Adrian Schoolcraft reported that he was the only officer they knew, because he was the only one interested in conversing with them.


Adrian Schoolcraft began recording his conversations in order to respond to public complaints.


Adrian Schoolcraft amassed a set of tapes which demonstrated corruption and abuse within New York City's 81st Police Precinct.


Adrian Schoolcraft says an overemphasis on arrests leads to wrongful arrests and bad police work.


Adrian Schoolcraft was harassed, particularly in 2009, after he began to voice his concerns within the precinct.


Adrian Schoolcraft was told he needed to increase arrest numbers and received a bad evaluation.


In October 2009, Adrian Schoolcraft disclosed his allegations to NYPD investigators in a meeting that he understood was to be confidential.


Adrian Schoolcraft discussed underreporting of crimes and bureaucratic hassles for people who tried to report crimes.


Adrian Schoolcraft's father contacted David Durk, a retired detective who became famous working on similar issues with whistleblower Frank Serpico.


Adrian Schoolcraft looked out the window and saw police massing in the street.


Adrian Schoolcraft turned on two tape recorders before the officers entered, and the subsequent interaction was recorded.


Adrian Schoolcraft agreed to check into a nearby hospital for high blood pressure.


Adrian Schoolcraft was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward in Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.


Adrian Schoolcraft was handcuffed tightly to a bed and prevented from using a telephone, by orders of police who were present.


In 2010, Adrian Schoolcraft released his recordings to The Village Voice; its reporter Graham Rayman published them as a series of articles titled "The NYPD Tapes", together with material on Adrian Schoolcraft.


On September 10,2010, the nationally syndicated radio program This American Life ran a story on Adrian Schoolcraft, using his recorded material as well as interviews with him personally.


Adrian Schoolcraft said his four-day involuntary hospitalization in Jamaica Hospital Center's psychiatric ward was ordered to "discredit his allegations".


Adrian Schoolcraft alleges in the lawsuit that NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne was present at the 31 October 2009 raid.


In September 2015, the portion of the lawsuit against the NYPD settled, with Adrian Schoolcraft to receive $600,000 in compensation.


CompStat and the case of Adrian Schoolcraft is discussed in the episodes "The Crime Machine" of the podcast Reply All, a show about the internet.