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You are a member of a police review board investigating a case for internal affairs. As a group, select a case involving police misconduct or judicial misconduct/malfeasance to research. Use the library, news reports, and the Internet to locate information on the case your group has selected. Individual portion: Each group member should research at least one of the following portions of this case: • Details of the case and evaluation of ethical dilemmas involved, including all key details • Details and evaluation of the code of conduct related to the case, including the ethical responsibility of the officer (including possible differences on how an officer acts off or on duty) • Details and evaluation of societal opinions of the case, including potential implications for the community or political figures

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CRJS420-IP4 (Individual)NameClassDateProfessorLouis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa Police officers are important figures in any community and when they engage in corrupt behavior they destroy the trust that has been built. Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa were New York detectives that were active members of the New York Mafia family the in the 1980's despite the fact they worked for the New York Police Department. The two detectives secretly worked as hired guns for the Mafia while still investigating crimes for the police department. Both police detective were eventually convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. The bad behavior of these police officers went on for twenty years and did not stop until their arrest in 2005. Eppolito and Caracappa began their life as mafia members in 1985 when they were ordered to investigate the Lucchese Crime Family but instead became members of the mob. Caracappa was a member of the Organized Crime Homicide Unit when he first began working for the mafia. The two detectives began their criminal careers working for Vitoria Amuso, crime boss of the Lucchese Family and his right-hand Anthony Casso. The two police detective took their orders directly from Casso and began by providing information gleaned from the Organized Crime Homicide Unit to warn the crime boss. The two New York police detectives were paid four thousand dollars a month to provide this information. Any additional servic

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