NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 1:40 AM

The relatives of six men killed or set up for rubouts by NYPD Officers Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa are suing the city, claiming wrongful deaths. Federal Judge Raymond Dearie said Friday it was clear there was a systemic problem in the NYPD’s corruption-fighting policies at the time.

The relatives of six men killed or set up for rubouts by NYPD “Mafia Cops” Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa have survived a challenge to their wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

Federal Judge Raymond Dearie ruled Friday that the case can go to trial because there is sufficient evidence that six victims would not have been whacked had then-NYPD Commissioner Benjamin Ward booted Eppolito off the force in the mid-1980s, when he was accused of leaking confidential documents to a mobster.
Dearie said it was clear there was a systemic problem in the NYPD’s corruption-fighting policies at the time. Eppolito and Caracappa were convicted of carrying out killings for Luchese crime family underboss Anthony (Gaspipe) Casso and are serving life sentences.