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Dereck Hopson was a New Jersey Trooper. He had studied religion and was an ordained minister. He was very concerned about the topic of “hate” and decided to start working as a law enforcement officer to further his research. During his first few days as a rookie, Hopson witnessed an unlawful arrest and false report made by his training officer. When he refused to testify in support of the illegal arrest, he was subjected to hazing and harassment by his fellow troopers. He uncovered evidence of a secret society within the State Police known as the Lords of Discipline, whose mission it was to keep fellow troopers in line. Trooper Hopson called the press and told them about the Lords of Discipline, which sparked the largest internal investigation in State Police history. Hopson filed a federal lawsuit alleging that after he refused to support the arrest, Hopson was physically assaulted, received threatening notes, and his car was vandalized while on duty. He was put on probation by his boss who was the head of the Lord’s of Discipline.

Was Derek’s disclosure of the Lords of Discipline ethical?

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