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Patrick V. Murphy; police chief in NYC, Detroit, Washington promoted restraint

Patrick V. Murphy (left), being sworn in by Mayor John Lindsay in 1970, cleaned up the New York Police Department after Frank Serpico and David Durk uncovered rampant graft. Patrick V. Murphy (left), being sworn in by Mayor John Lindsay in 1970, cleaned up the New York Police Department after Frank Serpico and David Durk uncovered rampant graft. (neal boenzi/new york times)
By Chris Hawley
Associated Press / December 17, 2011
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NEW YORK - Patrick V. Murphy, a police reformer who urged officers to hold their fire as head of the New York, Detroit, and Washington police during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, died yesterday. He was 91.

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