Precinct Seven Five – Movie Review
Director: Tiller Russell
Plot: Meet the dirtiest cop in NYC history. Michael Dowd stole money and dealt drugs while patrolling the streets of 80s Brooklyn.
Runtime: 1 Hour 44 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict on Precinct Seven Five
Precinct Seven Five is a documentary following the dirty cops that operated in 1980s New York. Michael Dowd was the ring leader working with the drug lords to make money for himself. This saw how the team came together to make this operation happen and how they didn’t see anything being wrong.
The interviews included the cops who took advantage of the situation. It also followed the drug dealers who were left helpless in the situation. This is a scary reality to see how the police had all the power and let things get out of control.
However, this seems to put a lot of focus on that they didn’t think they did anything wrong and that it was an honest way to do things. It doesn’t get enough focus on what should have changed or anything along those lines.
Final Thoughts – Precinct Seven Five is an ego heavy documentary.