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Illinois whistleblower is feeling the backlash of fellow cops | USA TODAY

Illinois whistleblower is feeling the backlash of fellow cops | USA TODAY

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Law enforcement agencies around the country threaten and retaliate against internal whistleblowers who expose misconduct by their fellow officers RELATED: https://youtu.be/w9297IGAtxM One minute, 38 seconds. Esqueda, a former Marine reservist and 27-year veteran of the Joliet, Illinois Police Department, knew that was a long time to hinder someone’s breath, especially someone with drugs in his mouth and in medical distress. Ten hours after the squad car’s camera recorded the January 2020 incident, Eric Lurry, 37, died of a drug overdose at a nearby hospital. Months went by and the public still had no idea that instead of getting Lurry immediate medical attention, the officers who knew he had swallowed drugs didn’t seem to care. » Subscribe to USA TODAY: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh » Watch more ...
Watch Cops From Around the World React to U.S. Policing | NYT Opinion

Watch Cops From Around the World React to U.S. Policing | NYT Opinion

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American law enforcement is facing an intense — and long-overdue — public reckoning. Legions of citizens have taken to the streets to protest police brutality and impunity and to memorialize the Black Americans brutalized or killed by law enforcement officers — the victims’ names a mantra of anger over racism in American policing: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor Laquan McDonald, Eric Garner, Michael Brown …. The list is long and aching. There have been pleas for more accountability and restrictions on the use of military-style equipment and calls for the defunding — and even the abolishment — of entire police departments. With law enforcement in the United States undergoing a period of intense scrutiny and deep self-examination, we were wondering how American policing looked from abroad, in t...