Badge of Madness: The True Story of a Psychotic Cop by James Willwerth

By James Willwerth

This is the surprising actual tale of a brand new York urban cop stuck in an internet of paranoia, weapons, a distorted experience of excellent and evil, and approaching disaster…an real case examine with chilling mental implications.

His identify used to be Pete Bon Viso, a negative urban child who made strong through becoming a member of the strength. He knew and cherished the road humans. Having grown up in an impoverished local, he observed himself as a member of the ‘underclass’ and pointed out with their difficulties. there have been few police officers within the 9th Precinct as instinctively in contact with the felony brain as Pete Bon Viso. in response to his former companions, “He was once no spit and varnish cop…[but] a gung-ho cop and an extreme booster of the brotherhood.”

Then there have been stories of a wierd gun conflict, and rumors of an try to homicide a nation legitimate. Pete Bon Viso was once in the course of all of it and no-one knew why or how. Pete claimed he was once being stalked via a drug addict he had arrested and helped to convict, that guy used to be attempting to kill him and that his in simple terms wish was once to “get him first.” there has been a division listening to and Pete used to be suspended. files confirmed that the addict in query was once serving time, thoroughly in the back of bars. yet Pete endured in his declare. His associate guessed the reality yet attempted to guard him. At twenty-five, married, and the daddy of a five-month-old son, Patrolman Pete Bon Viso was once being affected by paranoid hallucinations.

James Willwerth explores intensive what occurred to Pete—his history and relatives, his view of himself when it comes to the police division, and the explanations why he got here apart.

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