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‘The Seven Five’ Director on Telling a Topical Story of Police Corruption

Director Tiller Russell talks to New Republic about The Seven Five, his new documentary about the shocking police corruption that ran rampant in the late ’80s and early ’90s throughout the NYPD, with a particular focus on disgraced police officer Michael Dowd.

Says Russell, “Yes this is a 1990s localized Brooklyn story, but hopefully it speaks to the sort of conflict and nuances and circumstances that leads to what we’re seeing across the country in different places in one way or another. [Policing] is in the zeitgeist because of a number of incidents that have happened and I think this film is a glimpse into the origins of what this controversy is.”

Read the full story here.