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2 LAPD Officers Win $8.6 Million in Suit Over Retaliation

A jury has awarded two Los Angeles Police Department bloodhound handlers more than $4 million each for the reprisals they faced after reporting that a supervisor was sexually harassing their female colleague.

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California Legislature Passes Bills on Police Transparency

The California Legislature has approved two measures that would allow the press and the public to more easily obtain information about police activity that had previously been kept confidential.

Ohio Officer Reportedly Fired After Charging Chief, Mayor with Forgery

A sergeant with the New Holland (OH) Police Department was reportedly fired "mere moments after he handed Mayor Clair Betzko and Interim Police Chief David Conrad court summonses accusing them of a forgery scheme."

Video: Former San Francisco Officer Alleges Retaliation for Whistleblowing, Files Suit

Pat Burley, an officer with the San Francisco Police Department for 22 years, claimed she was forced to retire after raising concerns about an officer embezzling money.

Former SFPD Officer Alleges Retaliation for Whistleblowing, Files Suit

A former San Francisco police officer has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against The City of San Francisco and the police chief alleging that she suffered retaliation for turning in a dirty cop. More here.

University of Oregon Police Chief Paid to Leave Following Lawsuit

The University of Oregon paid its police chief, Carolyn McDermed, $46,000 to leave the position, officials said Friday.

Win the Trust

No one wanted to be responsible for bringing this terrible betrayal of the public trust to light for fear of being labeled “a snitch.” This has been a pervasive problem in law enforcement all over the country. The culture within many agencies has been one of “loyalty versus integrity,” a perverted view of an “us versus them” philosophy that some call “brothers before others.”

NYPD Whistle Blower Loses Lawsuit

A federal judge has struck down a lawsuit by a whistleblower cop who claimed that his Bronx precinct had a highly developed quota system. NYPD Officer Craig Matthews argued that his bosses violated his free speech.

Phoenix Police Whistle Blower Gets Job Back

A Phoenix Police sergeant who was fired for blowing the whistle on bogus kidnapping stats will get his job back in a settlement of his wrongful termination lawsuit.

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NYPD Whistle Blowers Testify In Stop-Frisk Trial

Officer Pedro Serrano and other whistle blowers took the stand in a civil rights case challenging some of the 5 million street stops made by police in the past decade using a tactic known as stop and frisk.