An article published by The Crime Report details the plight of police whistleblowers. The article describes several cases throughout history of police officers who became whistleblowers and the backlash and retaliation they received from peers and supervisors. It addresses the systemic police “culture of silence” that protects corrupt officers and actively prevents good officers from speaking out as “whistleblowers” and demanding reform.
Recent events have brought national attention to police brutality and the effects of systemic racism in law enforcement. This article makes it clear that strong whistleblower protections for law enforcement officers should be the norm and a step toward changing the culture of speaking out against wrongdoing.
Read the article: The Plight of the Police Whistleblower.