The Final Recording Explores Law Enforcement Inequalities

Chicago, IL, January 20, 2014 --( Even as the day commemorating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. draws near, the stark reality remains that various forms of discrimination continue to permeate the world over.

Unfortunately, an honorably discharged U.S. Marine found out this was the case in the oddest of fashions—by fulfilling what he thought was his dream by joining a law enforcement agency.

Doing so quickly ended up being a nightmare. The true-life story of this American hero is chronicled in the soon-to-be published book "The Final Recording."

According to TFR Productions, LLC Publicist M. Ricardo Stanovich, "The Final Recording" was culled together from thousands of pages of notes, a diary and thousands of hours of recordings.

“This story is unsettling and tragic,” Stanovich said. “From the first day the author, an African American man, was employed by this agency until the day he resigned, he was forced to suffer in an environment of racism, sexism, homophobia and general hostility from his superiors and his peers. This story is an affront to the men and women who serve with honor and risk their lives daily.”

Stanovich noted that "The Final Recording’s" author will remain anonymous until the book is published in the last quarter of 2014. Additionally, he noted, names have been changed in the book for liability purposes.

“This is a firsthand account that will put the reader in the author’s position,” Stanovich said. “The author selected the title 'The Final Recording' because of the vitriol spewed at him the final time he made a recording and just prior to his resignation.

As the author’s supervisor charged at him in a fit of rage, in front of many co-workers, he screamed at him, ‘If you don’t shut the (expletive deleted) up, I’m gonna kick your (expletive deleted).’”

A preview website for "The Final Recording" ( provides more examples of offensive content, and illustrates the abuse the author details more fully in the book.

“Media outlets with interest will receive a copy of 'The Final Recording' 30 days prior to the official release date, and the author will grant interviews at that time,” Stanovich said. “This is a story that has implications nationwide and for everyone.”

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