NYPD gets into podcasting with 'Break in the Case'
A new podcast by the NYPD takes listeners behind the scenes of some of our city's most infamous crimes.
"Break in the Case" offers a glimpse at what real-life detectives and officers do during an investigation. The podcast is developed in part by the NYPD and the New York City Police Foundation.
"We decided to work in the true crime format because that had a huge audience, and we thought it would fit well with our own desire to tell stories in the words of our own officers," says Jill Bauerle, executive producer of Break in the Case.
Former NYPD Detective Edward Conlon voices the half-hour podcasts at the Downtown Brooklyn studio. Each takes about a week to put together.
"People are going to understand both from the human side of the detectives who worked on these cases, the legal landscape we work in ... they're going to understand it better," says Conlon.
Five episodes surround the case of Baby Hope. The 4-year-old was found dead in a cooler on the side of the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan. Detectives paid for her funeral and headstone at St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx. It took more than two decades to make an arrest and learn the girl's real name.
In an upcoming podcast, they will turn to the public for clues in an unsolved murder in Gravesend.
The episodes can be heard at the NYPD's website or anywhere else you get podcasts.