The News Station: U.S. SENATORS EYE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS FOR POLICE OFFICERS

U.S. SENATORS EYE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS FOR POLICE OFFICERS This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. WASHINGTON — As police reform talks sputter on Capitol Hill, with key lawmakers still sparring over the most substantial elements on the negotiating table, one idea has [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Urges Lawmakers to Include Whistleblower Protections in Law Enforcement Accountability Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2021 Government Accountability Project Urges Lawmakers to Include Whistleblower Protections in Law Enforcement Accountability Legislation WASHINGTON – With reports that congressional negotiators are approaching agreement on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Tom Devine, legal director for the Government Accountability Project, issued the following statement: “The nation can [...]

2021-06-10T12:34:31-04:00June 10th, 2021|Police accountability, Press release|

Whistleblower Network News: Strong Whistleblower Protections Must Be Included in the George Floyd Policing Act

Strong Whistleblower Protections Must Be Included in the George Floyd Policing Act This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. As the country reflects on the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer, we mourn his loss as we also mourn the lack of real progress on police [...]

Whistleblower Network News: Advocacy Organizations, Law Enforcement Officers Urge Congress to Include Increased Whistleblower Protections for Police in Reform Bills

Advocacy Organizations, Law Enforcement Officers Urge Congress to Include Increased Whistleblower Protections for Police in Reform Bills This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. On May 18, Whistleblower Network News, along with 170 advocacy organizations, signed a letter urging Congress to include “best practice anti-retaliation rights” for law enforcement whistleblowers in [...]

2021-06-03T12:21:47-04:00May 24th, 2021|In The News, Police accountability|

Reporter Newspapers: Two Dunwoody officers among many calling for accountability and police reform

Two Dunwoody officers among many calling for accountability and police reform This article features Government Accountability Project and originally appeared here.  Law enforcement officials across the country, including two Dunwoody officers, are calling for congressional leaders to hold police departments accountable. DPD civilian Prisoner Transport Officer Brian Bolden and former DPD Officer Austin Handle signed [...]

2021-05-21T16:15:30-04:00May 21st, 2021|In The News, Police accountability|

Patch: Joliet Police Whistleblower Joins With Legendary Frank Serpico

Joliet Police Whistleblower Joins With Legendary Frank Serpico This article features Government Accountability Project’s letter to Congress and originally appeared here. JOLIET, IL — Joliet Police Sgt. Javier Esqueda has added his name to a letter sent this week to Washington, D.C.'s most powerful politicians from both political parties. The letter calls for national police reform [...]

2021-06-03T12:21:41-04:00May 21st, 2021|In The News, Police accountability|

Politico: The Recast: Today’s GOP is all about fealty. That’s risky.

The Recast: Today's GOP is all about fealty. That's risky. This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On Tuesday, the Government Accountability Project, a leading whistleblower protection advocacy group, sent letters to House and Senate leadership urging them to pass “anti-retaliation rights” for those who report law enforcement misconduct. The group, [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project, Joined By 170 Advocacy Organizations and 30 Law Enforcement Officers, Calls Upon Congress to Strengthen Police Accountability Whistleblower Protections 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2021 Government Accountability Project, Joined By 170 Advocacy Organizations and 30 Law Enforcement Officers, Calls Upon Congress to Strengthen Police Accountability Whistleblower Protections WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project, alongside 170 advocacy organizations and 30 law enforcement officers, calls upon Congress to include best practice whistleblower and anti-retaliation rights in any upcoming [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Statement on the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2021 Government Accountability Project Statement on the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project hailed the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial not only as a mandate for justice, but also for demonstrating the essential role of whistleblowers in enforcing accountability. Government Accountability Project Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark [...]

2021-04-21T11:42:25-04:00April 21st, 2021|Police accountability, Statement|

“And Then There Were None:” How the suppression of truth-tellers heightens the validity of their work

“And Then There Were None:” How the suppression of truth-tellers heightens the validity of their work By Abby Schneekloth On the morning of December 7, 2020, former COVID-19 data scientist Rebekah Jones found her home raided by ten armed Florida police officers. The justification for this search came from a tip from Jones’ former agency [...]