Waverly Logan

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest

Published by Columbia University Press

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780231153546
Published online November 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780231526982 | DOI:
Waverly Logan

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This chapter focuses on Waverly Logan, a troubled 30-year-old African American ex-cop who had been suspended from the force for taking a hundred-dollar bribe. Logan had been a member of yet another supposedly elite outfit, the PEP (Prevention Enforcement Patrol) Squad. This was a unit of black and Hispanic police officers formed to deal with the narcotics problem in Harlem and other minority neighborhoods in the city. Logan was discovered and interviewed by Channel 5 television producer Mark Monsky. After his interviews, the Commission was convinced that Logan was telling the truth and invited him to work with them. He agreed but getting information from him and teaching him how to tell his story convincingly proved to be difficult—he was shy, defensive, and suspicious of everyone.

Keywords: African American cops; bribery; narcotics; New York City Police Department; NYPD; police corruption

Chapter.  2134 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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