Former N.C. Trooper Wins $3.75M Verdict in Whistleblower Case

Reginald Newberne, a former N.C. State Highway Patrolman who claims he was fired because he reported on the alleged misconduct of a fellow trooper, tried to maintain his composure Wednesday as a Wake County jury delivered its verdict in his whistleblower case. The seven women and five men had been in deliberations since Monday, weighing Newberne’s claims that he was fired from the Highway Patrol in 2001 because he broke what he describes as a pervasive “code of silence” that often keeps law e...
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Ex-internal affairs head turns ‘whistleblower’ against King County sheriff

The former head of internal affairs for the King County Sheriff's Office now seeks whistleblower protection after saying Sheriff John Urquhart made troubling comments about women and meddled in internal investigations involving female officers who complained of discrimination. Capt. D.J. Nesel recently testified that a county prosecutor threatened him prior to a court-ordered deposition in which he roundly criticized Urquhart. The allegations came during a Sept. 6 deposition, as a bitterly fo...
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Seattle Police Department Whistleblower

As the Seattle Police Department’s attorneys would have her known, Sgt. Ella Elias is a conniving malcontent hoping to be made a millionaire with taxpayer money. Certainly, the department’s attorneys say, the veteran squad leader wasn’t bullied for outing cronyism on the part of an assistant police chief. Sgt. Elias’ key supporters – her former supervisors, since sidelined by Chief Kathleen O’Toole as well – just have it all wrong, too. That’s the story SPD is selling. King County Super...
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