- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: February 26, 2001
When people think of the Mafia, it's more than likely that New York or Chicago will come to mind. But La Cosa Nostra has deep roots in New England as well, and the FBI struggled for a long time to successfully attack this branch of the mob.
The agency's big break came in the form of Whitey Bulger, a notorious gangster, and his colleague Stephen Flemi. For a decade and a half, Bulger provided the feds with information that proved invaluable in a wide range of organized crime cases, all the while continuing with his illegal activities. In an exclusive interview with former Boston FBI agent John Connolly, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS™ finds out about the shocking lack of regulation where criminal informants are concerned: while cooperating with the agency, Bulger allegedly engaged in extortion, money laundering, drug trafficking and murder. Here, families of some of the victims of Bulger's crimes express their dismay and outrage.
COP AND THE CRIMINAL raises serious questions about how the FBI and other agencies obtain critical information about criminal organizations.