“They told me I should mind my own business.” In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, FBI whistleblower Jane Turner talks with law enforcement whistleblower Raymond Hicks, author of I’m Still Standing.
Hicks tells Turner about what sparked his interest in becoming a law enforcement officer and details his beginnings in law enforcement, earning awards and accolades at his job. He then talks about what detailed his career – speaking out about illicit activities in which his colleagues were involved.
His whistleblowing took devastating tolls on his professional and personal life: in this moving episode, hear Hicks talk about the consequences he suffered because blowing the whistle and speaking out against injustices and corruption “was the right thing to do.” Turner and Hicks talk about how he tried to report these issues to superiors and the ways in which he was retaliated against.
Hicks and Turner also discuss police whistleblowers and accountability in law enforcement, and Hicks underscores the effects his whistleblowing had on his family.
View Hicks’ book I’m Still Standing on Amazon.
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