Crime and Punishment
Hosted By: Bermuda International Film Festival
Crime and Punishment

United States / 2018 / 112 minutes / Documentary Feature

Rated: 14A (Ontario)

Director: Stephen Maing

Featuring: Sergeant Edwin Raymond, Officers Felicia Whitely, Adhyl Polanco, Pedro Serrano, Sandy Gonzalez, Ritchie Baez, Julio Diaz, and Kareem Abdullah, Detective Derick Waller, Investigator Manuel Gomez

Winner, Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking, Sundance Film Festival

“The film is a vivid illustration of how racism is perpetrated through the structure of nominally egalitarian institutions.” – Slant Magazine

This powerful and important film observes four years of policing in New York City from the perspective of a group of black and Latino whistleblower officers who risk everything when they decide to expose racially discriminatory policing practices, systemic retaliation and corruption in the NYPD. During this time, the efforts of an unrelenting ex-NYPD cop turned private investigator reveal a staggering pattern of falsified arrests in minority neighborhoods in New York City, and the impact that such arrests have had on the young minority citizens who have been targeted. Together, the officers and private investigator bring light to harmful policing practices that have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades.