Sunday, October 24, 2021

Hulu Acquires ‘Crime + Punishment’ Doc Exposing Discriminatory Policing in NYPD

NYPD 12 Walking to NBC
NYPD 12 Walking to NBC

*Next month, Hulu will premiere the award-winning “Crime + Punishment,” a documentary that goes undercover to expose discriminatory policing practices, intimidation and corruption within the New York Police Department.

Told from multiple perspectives and precincts throughout New York City, director Stephen Maing follows a band of minority whistleblower officers known as The NYPD 12, as well as the efforts of ex-cop turned private investigator, Manuel Gomez as they seek to expose the illegal use of arrest and summons quotas.

“It was an act of bravery and defiance by all the cops and families who allowed their stories to be documented over the past four years so I’m heartened to know their efforts will not be in vain and this story made widely accessible,” said Maing. “It’s exciting to have Hulu’s amazing partnership and share this film theatrically, pursue an ambitious social impact campaign and present these previously unheard voices of active duty officers into the national dialogue around police reform. I am grateful for the collaborations and support I’ve received along the way, but most importantly to the brave participants of the film who have stepped forward for the sake of other citizens and officers.”

Hulu will partner with IFC Films to release the documentary simultaneously in theaters and on Hulu on August 24.

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