Cop who blew lid off quotas leaving NYPD
WHISTLEBLOWING Officer Adrian Schoolcraft’s saga is finally over — he filed for retirement Monday, according to police sources.
Schoolcraft (photo inset) secretly recorded his commanding officers in Brooklyn’s 81st Precinct for two years, and collected evidence of arrest quotas and fudged stats.
Schoolcraft said his fellow cops retaliated against him for blowing the whistle and got him unlawfully thrown in a Jamaica Hospital psych ward.
He sued, and recently settled his claim against the NYPD for about $1.1 million. His claim against Jamaica Hospital was settled as well.
A federal judge in a landmark stop-and-frisk case called Schoolcraft’s recordings “smoking gun evidence” that police were racially profiling and violating New Yorkers’ civil rights. The case, Floyd vs. City of New York, led to the creation of the inspector general’s office to oversee the NYPD.
“What happened to (Schoolcraft) shouldn’t happen to anyone. I hope he finds a way to move on,” Jonathan Moore, the lawyer in the Floyd case, said.