Blow the Whistle: Residents & Officers Raise Voices to End NOPD Retaliation

Monday October 20, 2014 5:30 PM – 7:30PM)
City Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido St.


Blow the Whistle: Residents & Officers Raise Voices to End NOPD Retaliation

From the Office of the Independent Police Monitor (IPM):

What is retaliation? Allegations of retaliation may be classified into two separate categories -retaliation against NOPD employees (“Intradepartmental,” “Internal” or “Whistleblower Retaliation”) and retaliation against members of the public (“Civilian Retaliation”). In both instances, the person may believe they were subject to retaliation for exercising their right to report misconduct, object to misconduct or exercise a constitutional right.

What are the risks of retaliation? Retaliation can be a frightening situation for officers as well as civilians. Civilians can face ramifications such as arrest and delay of public safety services. Officers can face ramifications such as unfair work assignments or having complaints filed against them. Either way the “wall of silence” imposed by retaliation keeps police departments from improving. We need to hear your voice.  Listen to others. Share your story. Support the right to speak the truth without fear.

For further information, please contact Ursula Price at 504-681-3246 or email policemonitor@nolaoig.org.


 

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