‘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,
Ex-Baltimore cop labeled 'rat' after police brutality claim
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.
It Is Time We Treat Police Brutality as a National Crisis
It Is Time We Treat Police Brutality as a National CrisisErsula Ore. Eric Garner. Jahmil-El Cuffee. Rosan Miller. Marlene Pinnock. Al Flowers. Alonzo Grant. This is just a sample of the men and women who have been savagely, and unnecessarily, beaten by police officers this summer. Garner's case, in which an NYPD officer used a chokehold to restrain the 43-year-old Staten Island father, resulted in death (On Friday a medical examiner ruled Garner's death a homicide at the hands of the NYPD).