Body cams and dashcams have fundamentally transformed law enforcement in recent years. These innovations can help prove someone committed a crime, or didn't. Real-life footage has cleared people initially accused of wrongdoing, and in certain instances even implicated officers. But that same type of footage can also be used to clear police falsely accused of misdeeds. From allegations of harassment or bias to false arrests or even criminal conduct, these videos can prove officers did not cross a line as sometimes they are alleged to have done.
Breaking Blue is the first book that shares real stories of cops accused of wrongdoing and subsequently cleared. Charges may have been brought against them, Internal Affairs may have started an investigation, but in many cases, thanks to the officer’s body cam or dashcam videos, the true story came to light, with charges ultimately dismissed or initial convictions overturned.
Sergeant Sean “Sticks” Larkin of the Tulsa Police Department Gang Unit and host of A&E show Live PD, presents real stories of officers falsely accused. . .. including his own.
Now, we can finally get both sides of the story for citizens and the police officers hired to serve and protect.
About the Author
Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin currently serves as supervisor of the Tulsa Police Department’s Crime Gun Unit. For three years, he was a co-host of A&E’s hit TV show Live PD and hosted PD Cam, a show that gave viewers a POV look into law enforcement’s dangerous and dramatic interactions.
Michael Lewis is the author of fourteen books including The 100 Best Beatles Songs and A Guy Walks Into a Car. A veteran publishing professional, Mike has acquired and edited more than 500 titles in 20 years. He lives in North Jersey with his family.