Self-Publishing Author Liborio Lungaro Discusses The 3-0: Based on a True Story of the Largest Police Corruption Scandal in New York City’s History – The Dirty Thirty

Author Liborio Lungaro is taking his latest book, The 3-0: Based on a True Story of the Largest Police Corruption Scandal in New York City’s History – The Dirty Thirty on tour – a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join Liborio Lungaro and The 3-0: Based on a True Story of the Largest Police Corruption Scandal in New York City’s History – The Dirty Thirty as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!

Luckily for us, Liborio Lungaro was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of The 3-0: Based on a True Story of the Largest Police Corruption Scandal in New York City’s History – The Dirty Thirty.

OP: Tell us a little bit about The 3-0: Based on a True Story of the Largest Police Corruption Scandal in New York City’s History – The Dirty Thirty. What is it about?

Liborio: This book is based on actual events of the 30th Precinct in the New York City Police Department in the early 1990s, the West Harlem station was tagged by the press as “The Dirty Thirty,” where rogue cops ran rampant in the streets. This book reveals how the police and the city politicians handle the moral issues of corruption, crime and city politics, and how those in power managed their biggest fears; damaging their reputations and losing their power base. But the story of the “Dirty Thirty” is not just about police corruption. It’s the story of bringing a community together during such trying times, working together to gain trust with each other and eventually bringing crime down over seventy percent. It’s the role of law enforcement to protect and serve. It truly is the story of the good guys going after the bad guys – of how officers react to investigating their own, discovering corruption among their own, and arresting their own – in the biggest, most diverse city in the country. Ultimately, it is the story of a political time bomb that no one wanted to touch.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Liborio: I decided to write, The 3-0, due to current events. To tell the actually story through my eyes, what’s it’s like to be a good guy, a good cop and deal with the enormous amount of pressure, stress and political pressure. I also wanted the story of, “The 3-0, The Dirty Thirty,” to be told. That Community Policing can work because it worked at the 30th precinct during the toughest of times. That good cops will not tolerate bad cops. It’s a story of Good versus Evil.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Liborio: I weighed the differences between a publisher and self-publishing. I didn’t want to wait two years for a publisher and to be honest I felt my book had the legs to be self-promoted today, especially with social media and my background. I went through Outskirts Press Publishing. I checked out reviews of self-publishing companies and I felt Outskirts Press was the best suited for what I was looking for.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Liborio: Fans of: True Crime, Non-Fiction, Autobiography/Memoirs, Police Corruption and Misconduct, Community Policing and Political Corruption and Misconduct.

OP: What is special about your book?

Liborio: It’s a story that’s never been told before and it’s through my eyes.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Liborio: It’s different because it’s based on a true story about my accounts in the 30th precinct. It shows for the first time what a good honest cop goes through and how they respond to corruption amongst their own.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Liborio: This is my first published book.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Liborio: Yes! I’ve started working on these up and coming titles: The Quakers Passage to Freedom – Based on True Events of how the Quakers helped with, The Underground Railroad, Drag Bunt – Based on True Events about Corruption and Backdoor Politics’ in Little League Baseball, New York City’s T.N.T. (Tactical Narcotics Team) – Based on True Events of NYC’s Drug Wars, ADONIS – How four Retired NYC’s Detectives went against the system and help freed a young African American, from Murder charges. They never accepted money for their investigation.

OP: Thanks for your time, Liborio! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!


Liborio Lungaro is a veteran decorated NYPD cop with twenty years of service. He received many community awards to go along with his many NYPD’s accolades. Since leaving the NYPD he has blended his lifelong passion for writing and his life experience to create a fascinating story based on true events. A former Sergeant and Detective in the NYPD he brings his investigative expertise to the forefront, giving you compelling characters that are real, not fictional. He and his family reside in Los Angeles but travel back and forth to New York where most of their family reside. The 3-0: Based on a True Story of the Largest Police Corruption Scandal in New York City’s History – The Dirty Thirty is the first of its kind.

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