Letter: A Whistleblower's Farewell to the Riviera Beach Police Squad
The cop who first brought many of these alleged crimes to the attention of the FBI is Shawn Vance, who recently resigned from Riviera Beach and now works for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Before he left, Vance wrote a scathing letter accusing "the highest ranking personnel" in the Riviera Police Department of threatening his career and his life. His screed speaks to the poisonous internal strife within the department. It also highlights the fact that no high-ranking officer in Riviera has been charged in the scandal -- raising questions about how successful the corruption bust could be. Read Vance's resignation letter after the jump.