MANDELA HALL PRESENTS:
From New York Precinct "THE SEVEN FIVE" An Evening with Mike Dowd and Walter Yurkiw.
FORMER NEW YORK CITY’S MOST CORRUPT COP AND STAR OF THE HIT NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY, THE SEVEN FIVE.
***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED***
Spend an evening with former members of New York’s finest, Officer Michael Dowd and Officer Walter Yurkiw; who in the 80’s became two of the most dangerous drug dealers in uniform.
“I considered myself both a cop and a gangster,” Michael Dowd.
Michael Dowd, the most notorious cop in New York City’s history will relive what it was like to patrol one of the most violent precincts in Brooklyn during the explosive “Crack” epidemic.
The critically acclaimed documentary, “The Seven Five”, chronicles a real-life thriller of dirty police work and the early days of crack cocaine. Dowd will share his escapades of drug use, drug trafficking, robbery, extortion and protecting criminals. He was the most intimidating crooked cop of all time on the hellhole streets of East New York.
Dowd will share his temptation for corruption after being assigned to work the toughest neighborhood of New York. He will be joined by Walter Yurkiw to share their journey of the biggest corruption scandal in the history of New York. They will discuss what it was like to be untouchable by both law enforcement and the most dangerous gangs in New York.
The event will give fans the opportunity to have a Q&A and get behind the stories and the scenes with Dowd and Yurkiw. Dowd’s fearless and standup personality will sparkle as he shares what life was like as a police officer and a gangster in the 80’s early 90’s. He will discuss how his empire came to an end, his 14 years behind bars as a former police officer, how his personal life was shattered and his ongoing journey on the road to redemption.