Serpico Chapter 3 Summary

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In chapter three, it gives updates on his situation and explains the steps he took before getting into law enforcement. On February 4th, Serpico’s shooter was arrested; he was twenty-four-year-old heroin addict, Edgar Echevaria. His pervious arrest record shows he was arrested for possession of narcotics and for assaults. On the bulletin board, it had comments that said “hire a lawyer to defend the guy who shot Serpico. Teach him to shoot better (Maas, 1973).” In Serpico’s current state, the worst thing he faced was infection. If any of the germs were resistant to the drugs he was on, he would die. Later, he was moved to Brooklyn Jewish Hospital with an officer at his door. This is the same hospital he went to when he accidentally shot himself
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