NYC Mayor-elect Adams wants to give Frank Serpico Medal of Honor certificate
New York Mayor-Elect Eric Adams said in a tweet Saturday that Frank Serpico, an NYPD whistleblower, would get a Police Department Medal of Honor certificate. - Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/TNS

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams wants to make sure whistleblower officer Frank Serpico gets the honor he was denied 50 years ago. Serpico, 85, will get a Police Department Medal of Honor certificate, Adams promised Saturday night on Twitter. Adams’ announcement came in response to Serpico’s tweet of a Daily News story heralding the 50th anniversary of his testimony to the Knapp Commission, which probed crooked NYPD cops. Serpico, a Brooklyn native, has been waiting for formal recognition ever since he was shot in the face in February 1971, nine months before his Knapp Commissio...