Hello Xena. Thank you for posting this. We can not reform the police actions until we can get the thug like bad apples off the police forces and oust the police unions that protect them over the good police officers. Here is an officer that did the right thing, but because it makes his department look bad and the upper levels in charge look like they condone this type of behavior, the good officer doing the right thing must be made to pay the penalty for speaking out. We must support the whistleblowers, the good police putting themselves and careers on the line and help them get the bad officers out of the police departments. Best wishes Xena, be well. Hugs
Hat Tip To Roderick2012 for the news story.
In May 2020, Scottie published a post titled “Rather Good Question.” “Why do cops come out in full force to protect their worst?”
The answer to that question is layered, and based on what has happened to Joliet, IL police Sgt. Javier Esqueda, we can see that one reason cops don’t blow the whistle on cops is because of retribution.
Chicago CBSlocal reports:
“Joliet police Sgt. Javier Esqueda blew the whistle on the death of Eric Lurry in police custody, and now he has been stripped of his police powers and placed on administrative leave.”
Eric Lurry died in January 2020 while in the back of a police car at the police station. After 5 months, Sgt. Esqueda blew the whistle about the video and after 27 years of service, has now been stripped of his badge, gun, and police car.
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