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Running head: PORTFOLIO PROJECT: WHISTLEBLOWER ANALYSIS Portfolio Project: Whistleblower Analysis Cierra Ruggiero HRM 500: Legal and Human Resource Dimensions of Business Management Colorado State University- Global Campus Maryann McCool 1
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PORTFOLIO PROJECT: WHISTLEBLOWER ANALYSIS Whistleblower Analysis A whistleblower is “the disclosure by a person, usually an employee in a government agency or private enterprise, to the public or to those in authority, of mismanagement, corruption, illegality, or some other wrong doing” ( Whistleblowing. (n.d.), para 1). Organizations need to understand that their internal and external environments can change at any time. Due to these random changes, the organizations need strategic management. In strategic management the most import thing is to be ethical in all areas. Many organizations have experienced unethical challenges. These unethical challenges can be big or small but they can still be damaging to the organization. Even though there are many occurrences of unethical practices, there are people who will blow the whistle on unethical activities or information. Whistleblowing is common today because people want to expose unethical practices that are happening behind closed doors. This paper seeks to examine a whistleblower who exposed the widespread, systematic police corruption in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Frank Serpico was a New York City Police officer who exposed corruption in the NYPD. Frank Serpico and the NYPD Frank Serpico found widespread, systematic police corruption in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. This prompted mayor John V. Lindsay to appoint the landmark Knapp Commission to investigate the NYPD (Biography.com Editors, 2014). In 1967 Serpico reported to his superiors, credible evidence for the corruption but nothing was done. Then he went to the highest level of authority and they did not do anything either (Marcou, 2015). Another police officer named David Durk and Paul Delise decided to help him. They wanted to get attention on this important information so they got help. They decided to tell their story to the New York Times (Encyclopedia, W. H., n.d.). 2
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PORTFOLIO PROJECT: WHISTLEBLOWER ANALYSIS Case Study In 1959 he became a New York City police officer and served for twelve years. At first he was a probationary patrolman and in 1960 he became a full patrolman (Encyclopedia, W. H., n.d.). He was assigned to the 81 st precinct and then worked for the Bureau of Criminal Identification for two years. Then he worked in “plain clothes” which is an undercover police officer (Encyclopedia, W. H., n.d.). Serpico refused to take a share in “the pad” so his partner took his share. Members of Frank’s unit found out that he was not taking money so they tried to convince him to take his shares (Marcou, 2015).
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  • Fall '16
  • Portfolio Project, whistleblower analysis, Frank Serpico

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