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They Had No Fear Of The Cops Because They Were The Cops
NYPD officers Mike Dowd and Kenny Eurell knew there were two ways to get rich quick in Brooklyn's Lower East Side. You either became drug dealers, or you robbed drug dealers. They decided to do both. “I promised my wife that we would make a lot of money, and that she had nothing to worry about. I LIED!”
Dowd and Eurell ran the most powerful gang in New York’s dangerous 75th Precinct, the crack cocaine capitol of 1980s America. These “ Cocaine Cops” formed a lucrative alliance with Adam Diaz, the kingpin of an ever-expanding Dominican drug cartel. Soon Mike and Ken were buying fancy cars no cop could afford, and treating their wives to levels of luxury not associated with a patrol officer's salary. They Were Daring, Dangerous and Untouchable Until ...Then “ the biggest police scandal in New York history” exploded into the headlines with the arrest of Mike, Ken, and their fellow crooked cops. Released on bail, Mike offered Ken a long shot at escape to Central America—a bizarre plan involving robbery, kidnapping, and murder—forcing Ken to choose between two forms of betrayal. “When you lie, you steal the truth. Once you have stolen the truth, you can justify stealing anything from anybody.”
Adapted from Ken Eurell's shocking personal memoir, plus hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with the major players, including former international drug lord, Adam Diaz, and Dori Eurell, revealing the truth behind what you won't see in the hit documentary THE SEVEN FIVE. Edgar Award winner Burl Barer once again teams with award-winning journalist Frank C. Girardot, Jr, and Eurell to bring you an astonishing story of greed and betrayal.
Biographie de l'auteur
Burl Barer is a Edgar Award winning author and two-time Anthony Award nominee with extensive media, advertising, marketing, and public relations experience. Garnering accolades for his creative contributions to radio, television, and print media, Barer's career has been highlighted in the London Sunday Telegraph, New York Times, USA Today, Variety, and on ABC's Good Morning America. Barer is a frequent commentator on numerous true crime radio and television programs heard and seen world wide, including "True Murder," "Epic Mysteries," "Deadly Sins," "Deadly Women," and "Motives and Murders". Burl Barer hosts the award winning Internet radio show, TRUE CRIME UNCENSORED on Magic Matt Alan's OutlawRadioUSA.com His true crime classic, MURDER IN THE FAMILY, is ranked at #3 on the "Ten Best True Crime Books Ever Written," and Barer is listed as one of America's 100 "MUST READ" authors. - Frank Girardot is an American author, journalist, victims advocate, and radio host. He is CEO of Pegasus Communications, LLC and a former editor and columnist for the Los Angeles News Group. He has won several writing awards including the Southern California Press Association's award for Investigative Journalism 1995, the Los Angeles Press Club's First Place Award for sportswriting in 1998 and was a finalist for the 2015 University of Florida Award for Investigative Data Journalism in 2015. Girardot has appeared on Fox News and Dateline NBC. He has three children and is a Roman Catholic. He plays guitar in Thunderheart, a band he formed with "Breaking Bad" co-star Dean Norris. -- Ken Eurell was born and raised in Queens, New York during the '60s. He was hired by the NYPD and at the age of 20. He was assigned the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn for training, then assigned to the 75 precinct in the East New York section of Brooklyn. It wasn't until a fateful partner assignment years later in 1987 that Eurell was exposed to the darker side of the NYPD. Making the decision whether to cross over the thin blue line. After two years of criminal behavior as a police officer, Eurell began to write down his exploits into a memoir. The criminal activity continued for 3 years until 1992 when he was arrested with his partner back in 1987. Today, Eurell resides in Florida and remains married to his wife Dori of 31 years who stood by his side. Together they raised two successful children and enjoy spending time with their two grandsons.