In one of the more notorious cases of police corruption in New York State in recent times, the FBI set its sights on the Schenectady PD in 1999, launching an investigation that would eventually result in the imprisonment of four officers, the suicide of a fifth, and the resignation of Chief Greg Kaczmarek. "Forget It, Jake, It's Schenectady: The True Story Behind 'The Place Beyond the Pines'" is an unprecedented in-depth look at this troubled time in the history of the Schenectady police. The 2012 crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines, which starred Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and Eva Mendes and was loosely based on the events of this period.
David Bushman is the author of five books. He spent 25 years as a television curator at the Paley Center for Media. He was also a TV Editor at Variety.