‘If you snitch, your career is done’: Former Baltimore cop says he was harassed, labeled a 'rat' after attempt to root out police brutality Det. Joseph Crystal witnessed a handcuffed drug suspect beaten and his ankle broken by a fellow Baltimore police officer. When he was compelled to report it to his superiors, the nightmare started. Crystal, now a police officer in Florida, is suing the department over the backlash. BY RICH SCHAPIRO NEW YORK DAILY , January 14, 2015,
Former Baltimore detective Joseph Crystal, the son of two NYPD cops, talks to The News about his lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department following harassment when he blew the whistle on police brutality.
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