Police Whistleblowers Could Help Curb Unethical Practices within the Force. Exposing Misconduct.

Police Whistleblowers Could Help Curb Unethical Practices within the Force

October 25, 2017

A jury in Idaho recently awarded an Idaho State Police (ISP) whistleblower a verdict of $1.53 million on his charges of unlawful retaliation in violation of the Idaho Protection of Public Employees Act. Detective Brandon Eller had been marginalized, denied a pay increase, and transferred into less attractive night and weekend shifts after he refused to destroy reports relating to a 2011 fatality caused by another police officer. The verdict comes on the heels of several other sizable verdicts and settlements for police officers in whistleblower retaliation cases in recent years, a trend that may help create a culture of accountability within police departments moving forward.

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