NSRH1: Al Ditty Part I
Our first episode is part I of a multipart series investigating the Al Ditty story. He was a dedicated public servant, son, brother & whistleblower who took his own life following what his family alleges was a vindictive attack by the City of Minneapolis. In blowing the whistle, Al ensured the Fourth Precinct protest encampment had several additional weeks to prepare for the raid that would ultimately shutdown the occupation. The City was determined to make an example of Al after KARE11 forwarded his email to the police.
Part I provides an overview of the case and the unanswered questions that linger through interviews with Sheila and Dorleen Ditty, Al’s sister and mother.