I'll be happy to be surprised and admit I was wrong....
Here's what I've written about Schoolcraft in the past.
Update: Well, not to brag, but I told you so. I'd like to emphasize #2, which of course the Voice holds against the NYPD. Damned if you do. Damned if you don't.
I wrote about juking the stats in February, 2010. And I mentioned this problem back as early as April 2009, when I even got on my soap box and warned young officers: don't do it.
A year later I wrote this, after Schoolcraft went public:
All [Schoolcraft] seems to show is something we all should already know. In the NYPD, everybody is under intense pressure to produce good "stats" (arrests and citations) and reduce bad stats (crime numbers).Schoolcraft isn't the first to point this out. He's just the only one, in my humble opinion, who has tried to martyr himself and turn number fudging into a tidy personal $50 million profit. He and his father have tried twice before to sue police departments for money. Maybe the third time is the charm.