N.J. whistleblower cop awarded $950K
By Richard Cowen
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
CLIFTON, N.J. — A Clifton police officer who claimed he was punished for blowing the whistle on some of his fellow cops was awarded nearly $1 million in damages on Monday.
A nine-member jury found that Clifton police retaliated against Patrolman Joseph Napoleone, 38, after he spoke out against several colleagues whom he accused of wrongdoing. The jury accepted Napoleone's claim that he became the target of an internal affairs investigation that ultimately cost him a promotion to sergeant.
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