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NYPD Accused of Corruption, Confining Police Officer

A New York City police officer, claiming he was locked in a psychiatric ward after documenting “rampant” corruption in the department, sued the city, police officials and a Queens, New York, hospital for $50 million.

The plaintiff, Adrian Schoolcraft, is a decorated U.S. Navy veteran who received multiple commendations as an eight-year member of the NYPD, according to a complaint filed yesterday in Manhattan federal court. The suit claims police officials tried to “intimidate” him and “retaliate” after he revealed an “illegal” policy requiring officers to boost arrests, falsify reports and suborn perjury to manipulate crime statistics.