FORMER BALTIMORE POLICE DETECTIVE JOE CRYSTAL
A glimpse inside of the Baltimore Police Department, as told by former policeman Joe Crystal, back in January of 2015.
He reported another off duty officer for beating a suspect while handcuffed. When he reported it, his supervisor told him not to "rat." Detective Crystal went to prosecutors next. Once his fellow officers found out he was cooperating with the investigation, they stopped showing up to back him up. Somebody even left a dead rat on his car.
HERE AND NOW FROM MSNBC
"Former Baltimore P.D. Detective Joe Crystal was labeled a rat after turning in a fellow officer who beat a handcuffed suspect. He joined Chris Hayes to weigh in on the charging of six Baltimore officers in the death of Freddie Gray."
FORMER DETECTIVE JOE CRYSTAL WEIGHS IN ON THE FREDDIE GRAY'S DEATH AT HANDS OF POLICE