WATCH: Whistlebowing Ex-Baltimore Cop Shows The Price He Paid For Threatening The Blue Code Of Silence (VIDEO)

Officer Joe Crystal was a “rising star” in the Baltimore Police Department at one time. Then he made what some might call a huge mistake. He did the right thing and reported not one, but two fellow officers for viciously beating a handcuffed suspect. That was pretty much the beginning of the end of his meteoric rise, and eventually that act of bravery would end his career in the Baltimore Police Department.

When Crystal reported the crime, everything changed as he describes it.  And it wasn’t that Joe didn’t get invited to happy hour after the shift or other officers took the jelly doughnut once reserved for him.  He would call for back-up, none would arrive. He would be shuffled around from department to department so much he got to a point where he had no idea where he was supposed to show up. And when he did, he was shuffled somewhere else. Dead and diseased rats were placed on his belongings. And so much more until he found himself on the outside looking in.

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  • Kim Serrahn says:

    And this is why the rotten apples get away with everything.

  • Nancy Chandler says:

    We need cops like this . A good good cop!

  • Patrick T. Hendrick says:

    Its the “good cops” that allow the scum bags to get away with the crimes.

    • Candice White says:

      Jackass if that were true he would still be in Baltimore.

    • Betty J Rousey says:

      Not always, as in this case, but many might be more afraid of losing their lives due to their fellow cops. In that case, we should be able to help them somehow, so that they could report the crimes they see…

    • staciedoty says:

      Yes Patrick, gosh darn those good cops for following those pesky laws and not violating scumbags ‘civil liberties’. They should be cracking skulls and planting evidence to get those scumbags off the streets!

  • thaddeus says:

    Internal Affairs is obviously antiquated and ineffective. I admire this man’s courage to come forth and rise above the harassment. An independent justice department needs to be established to oversee the police. Obviously, the corruption runs so deep within police departments they have lost the right to supervise themselves. the fox guarding the hen house is never a good idea.

  • Joe Langella says:

    This is what happens when you let progressive corrupt politicians run a city.
    Somehow you neglected to mention the fact that policies that control the police come from the commissioner’s office which in turn rake orders from the mayor’s office and is further proof on how corrupt and unaccountable the system is.

  • Mark Shelow says:

    First off,the only “CODE” is uphold the LAW! Remember that one,you criminal cops? They’re supposed to stand trial,NOT be subjected to police imposed penalties. The USA does NOT NEED YOU,COPS! We have the right to own or carry guns! YOUR job is a privelage,TO SERVE AND HELP ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS! Dont want to do your JOB? QUIT!

  • Steve Matsukawa says:

    It is obvious that due to this gentleman’s not playing ball with policies written in stone, that he fell out of favor. Baltimore is rotten from top to bottom and will continue to be so for quite some time. Hopefully the voters are paying attention.

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