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Baltimore’s Serpico Awarded $42K in Suit Against the City

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Preserving corruption among police takes an incalculable toll on a city. Turns out, it can also cost you some cold, hard cash.

HuffPo Talks to ‘Rat Cop’ Who Sued BPD After Brutality

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Joe Crystal (via Huffington Post)
Joe Crystal (via Huffington Post)

In the weeks since the riots, we’ve heard police officials say that most Baltimore police officers are good cops who wouldn’t resort to brutality. The Huffington Post’s Sebastian Murdock found a police officer who went a step further by speaking out when he witnessed brutality. After speaking up, it appears Joe Crystal ended up being the victim of abuse.

Former Baltimore Cop Sues Other Baltimore Cops

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As a detective with the Baltimore City Police Department, Joe Crystal witnessed a few of his fellow officers beating up a handcuffed suspect. That night, he called his parents and told him what he’d seen. They reminded him of his commitment to integrity; the next day, he reported his colleagues. That’s when his trouble really started.

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