EX NYPD Cop Michael Dowd Labelled “Dirtiest Cop In N.Y.” Arrested For Domestic Violence


A disgraced former NYPD officer once labeled the “dirtiest cop in N.Y.” has been arrested again, on charges he violated a judge’s order in a domestic incident, authorities said Tuesday.

Michael Dowd, 56, — who shook down drug dealers for “protection” money in the 1980s and 1990s, was busted Monday night and charged with criminal contempt, Suffolk County police said.

Cops wouldn’t provide details about the charges, but court records allege the bust stems from an incident at 1:30 a.m. Friday.

It’s the latest arrest for Dowd, whose ex-girlfriend accused him of choking her on Dec. 30 in East Islip.

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Police arrested him again in March, for him of trying to contact his ex, in defiance of a judge’s order.

Dowd, who was released on $5,000 cash bail, did not return a message seeking comment.
Dowd, 56, was known in the 1980s and 1990s for shaking down drug dealers in exchange for “protection” money.
Dowd, 56, was known in the 1980s and 1990s for shaking down drug dealers in exchange for “protection” money. (Handout)

Dowd was one of a crew of crooked cops assigned to the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn, who extorted drug dealers and then sold stolen cocaine on Long Island in the late 1980s and 1990s.

The Suffolk County Police Department arrested him in 1992 after they intercepted phone conversations between Dowd and a small-time dealer, officials said.

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Dowd’s arrest led former Mayor Dinkins to create the Mollen Commission, which concluded the NYPD had abandoned its responsibility to ensure the integrity of its officers for more than a decade.

Dowd’s exploits were recounted in the 2014 documentary, “The Seven Five.”

Dowd spent 11 and 1/2 years in prison, and re-invented himself as an “ethics consultant,” claiming on his web site that he “is on the road to redemption.”

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