Tag: Ángel Franco

Cops, Neighbors and a Camera in Between – Lens

Thirty years ago, a murder occurred about every five days on average in the 46th Precinct in the west-central Bronx (Fordham, University Heights, Morris Heights and Mount Hope). There were more detectives than on any other squad in the borough, but the precinct felt enough under siege to be nicknamed “Alamo.” Angel Franco, a freelance photographer who had grown up and lived not far away, made it a mission to accompany officers and detectives from the Four-Six every day he could, from 1979 to 1984.