If you watched the documentary, it's quite obvious that Dowd is a straight up criminal sociopath. He refuses to accept full responsibility not for what he did but for who he and what he is. Mike Dowd is not a sympathetic character, one who made a mistake and ought to be forgiven. Dowd is a career criminal who, when he was arrested, was carrying out the initial stages of a kidnapping that would eventually lead to a woman's murder. This is a real nypd pig, plain and simple.
Also the movie stated he refused to name names. The Mollen report says otherwise. Plus he flat out named Baron Perez in his testimony on film in the movie. Dowd was a rat fuck to shave a few years off his sentence. Perez wasn't arrested out in Suffolk county. He was arrested AFTER Michael Dowd gave him up.