Frank Serpico is an American retired detective. Serving with the New York City Police Department (NYPD), Serpico is best known for whistleblowing on police corruption in the late 1960s and early 1970s, an act that prompted Mayor John V. Lindsay to appoint the landmark Knapp Commission to investigate the department. Much of Serpico’s fame came after the release of the 1973 film Serpico; it was based on the book of the same name by Peter Maas and starred Al Pacino in the title role, for which Pacino received an Oscar nomination. His son, Alexander Serpico, 41, died of a suspected drug overdose in 2021.
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