• Summary

  • Welcome to Break in the Case, the true crime podcast written and produced by The New York City Police Department in conjunction with the New York City Police Foundation. Listen as we follow the world’s greatest detectives to crime scenes—some which you may know, some which you certainly don’t. In Season 2, retired Detective Sergeant Wally Zeins joins Break in the Case as our new narrator. Wally worked at the NYPD from 1973 to 2003, ending his career on Night Watch, an exclusive team that investigates all the homicides and high-profile crimes between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m. Prior to joining Night Watch, Wally also served on the hostage negotiation team and became a commanding officer.
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  • Apr 15 2022
    Anna Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, came to New York City from Germany in 2014 and quickly became a fixture in the downtown social scene. She claimed to be an heiress with a vast fortune. But she wasn’t quite what she said she was. In August 2017, she was indicted on an array of financial and fraud-based crimes, including Attempted Grand Larceny. In this special episode, the NYPD detective who led the investigation into Sorokin explains her crimes. What did she do, and how did she do it?
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    33 mins
  • Feb 11 2022
    Season 2 concludes with the second and last episode of the Queens Sniper story. In Part 2, a suspect is in custody, and the case is upgraded to a homicide. The real work begins for the detectives and the Queens prosecutor as they collect evidence and build a counter-narrative to a potential insanity defense.
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    44 mins
  • Dec 16 2021
    The night of August 26, 2006, a driver went on a six-hour shooting spree that left one person dead, four injured, and a trail of shattered glass and bullet-scarred vehicles across Queens. He shot at pedestrians and cars, and showed a preference for the color red in his targets. The Queens detectives, bosses, and cops who were working that night tell the harrowing story.
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    27 mins

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So Real!!!

loved hearing these crime stories from our NYPD officers and detectives. made it so much more real! definitely recommend

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Great Podcast!

Different from most podcasts and they do a great job, documentary style. Amazing coming from the NYPD! Def give it a listen, won’t be able to stop! It is tough to listen to sometimes as it of course covers violent cases.