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NYPD whistle-blowers say they're harassed for exposing stop-frisk wrongs; 2 testify at trial

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    In this Dec. 13, 1971 file photo, New York City Detective Frank Serpico, right, sits beside his attorney, Ramsey Clark, in New York, during the Knapp Commission hearings on police corruption. Things haven’t changed much since Serpico broke the NYPD's code of silence more than 40 years ago. Police officers are still encouraged to turn a blind eye to wrongdoing within their ranks and never question authority, or else face harassment by peers and punishment by superiors. (AP Photo/Jim Wells, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this Sept. 23, 1997 file photo, former New York City Detective Frank Serpico testifies at a City Council hearing in New York. Things haven’t changed much since Serpico broke the NYPD's code of silence more than 40 years ago. Police officers are still encouraged to turn a blind eye to wrongdoing within their ranks and never question authority, or else face harassment by peers and punishment by superiors. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) (The Associated Press)

Some New York City patrolmen say they're being harassed because they've challenged the police department's street stop tactics.

One officer says a rat sticker appeared on his police locker when he decided to testify at an ongoing civil rights case challenging the stops.

The NYPD has made 5 million stops in the past decade. A civil rights lawsuit contends illegal quotas are behind wrongful stops of black and Hispanic men.

The officers follow in a line of police whistle-blowers who have paid a price for testifying against their own. The most famous is Frank Serpico, whose story is etched in popular culture by the hit movie starring Al Pacino.

In an interview, Serpico says he tries to give comfort to the current crop of officers who have reported wrongdoing.

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