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A Murderer Among Us

A Murderer Among Us  

Synopsis

This true crime documentary series explores the extraordinary story of two New York City detectives who are convicted of the sensational 1975 murder of a Denver businessman, their decades-long fight to clear their names and the hunt for one of the confessed gunmen who may hold all the answers, a man placed into witness protection by law enforcement over forty years ago.

Mike Borrelli, an Italian-American NYPD detective and his former partner Bob Davis, one of the first African-American detectives in New York, are accused of having east coast mafia ties and convicted for the murder of Mike Borrelli’s business partner, Hal Levine. From the beginning both men maintain their innocence, claiming they were being falsely accused, in great part due to their ethnicity, by members of law enforcement hell bent on connecting the murder to the mafia while ignoring numerous other serious suspects. When no physical evidence is found connecting Borrelli or Davis to the murder, the prosecution gives complete immunity to one of the confessed murderers of Hal Levine in exchange for his testimony, a known criminal who had previously been diagnosed as a pathological liar.

Four years into Mike Borelli's life sentence he receives a new trail and is found innocent. In a surprising turn of events, Mike Borrelli returns to the force, becoming the only person ever convicted of murder to become a police officer again. Bob Davis however is refused a new trial even though the man he is accused of conspiring with has been completely exonerated. From this moment on Mike Borrelli commits the rest of his life to proving Bob’s innocence.

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PRESS REVIEWS

"It's a jaw-dropping story. Methodically unpacks a revolting travesty of justice." - AUSTIN360

"One of the best documentaries I've seen this year." - PASTE

"On Par with some of Errol Morris' best work" - ORLANDO WEEKLY


Genre: Documentary, Non-Fiction

Sub Genre: True Story, Documentary, Crime

Year of Production: 2019

Running Time: 2 x 90-minutes (4 x 45-minute version also available)

Country: USA

Production Company:Benaroya Pictures presents in association with Bow Street Films a 10-13 production