The documentary follows Michael Dowd, a police officer working in the 75 Precinct in East New York. Struggling with the hardships of his job and minimal compensation, Dowd began stealing money from drug dealers, over time roping his partner into a growing criminal ring leading to their arrest in 1992. Merging Dowd’s testimony from the investigation, surveillance footage and interviews with some key players, “The Seven Five” tells a true and topical tale of corruption in the NYPD.
Tiller Russell’s ‘The Seven Five’ Acquired by Sundance Selects
Tiller Russell's 'The Seven Five' Acquired by Sundance Selects
“Tiller Russell has crafted a gripping and timely documentary, expertly recounting a tale about the abuse of power,” said Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films.
No release information has yet been announced.