NYPD Tapes Reveal Brooklyn Police Quotas

May 6, 2010 Updated: May 6, 2010

An NYPD officer made hundreds of hours worth of secret recordings at a Brooklyn precinct revealing that NYPD bosses recorded less crimes than what actually happened.

The Village Voice received the audio files from Adrian Schoolcraft, who secretly carried around a digital recorder to back up claims that he made several years ago that the 81st Precinct located in Bedford-Stuyvesant underreported when filing in their crime statistics.

The recordings also reveal that they didn't investigate certain crimes to artificially push the crime rate down. The NYPD didn't know that he made the recordings, which were made between June 1, 2008 and Oct. 31, 2009, said the Voice. According to the recordings exclusively obtained by the Voice, the bosses forced quotas on the officers but then told them that they shouldn't do specific robbery reports to artificially bring down crime rates.