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Encyclopedia > Police corruption

Police corruption is a specific form of police misconduct sometimes involving political corruption, and generally designed to gain a financial or political benefit for a police officer or officers in exchange for not pursuing, or selectively pursuing, an investigation or arrest. Police misconduct refers to brutality, corruption or other objectionable actions taken by police officers in connection with their official duties. ... World map of the Corruption Perceptions Index, which measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians. Blue colors indicate little corruption, red colors indicate much corruption In broad terms, political corruption is the misuse by government officials of their governmental powers for illegitimate...


An example is police officers accepting bribes in exchange for not reporting organized drug or prostitution rings or other illegal activities. Another example is police officers ignoring the police code of conduct in order to be fully able to catch suspects (for example using forged evidence). Another, very rare, example would be police and other government entities deliberately and systematically participating in organised crime themselves. Falsified evidence, forged evidence or tainted evidence is used to either convict an innocent person, or to guarantee conviction of a guilty person. ... Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ...


In most major cities there are internal affairs sections to investigate suspected police corruption or misconduct. Similar entities include the British Independent Police Complaints Commission. The internal affairs (United States terminology) division of a law enforcement agency investigates incidents and plausible suspicions of lawbreaking and professional misconduct attributed to officers on the force. ... The Independent Police Complaints Commission is a UK organisation tasked with overseeing and investigating complaints against UK police forces. ...


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Edwin Newton Atherton (10/12/1896 - 8/31/1944 ) Born in Washington D.C. Foreign Service Officer, FBI Agent, Private Investigator and head of the college athletics organization, the Pacific Coast Conference in the 1940s. ... Charles Becker (July 26, 1870 - July 30, 1915) was a New York police officer executed for allegedly ordering the murder of a Manhattan gambler, Herman Rosenthal. ... Antoinette Frank (born 1st January 1970) is a former New Orleans police officer who was convicted of the murders of three people and is currently the only woman on Louisianas death row. ... Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh is a fictional character from the FX Networks television show The Shield, played by Forest Whitaker. ... Terence Murray Terry Lewis (born 29 February 1928), known as Sir Terry Lewis OBE GM QPM between 1986 and 1993, is a former Queensland police commissioner who was convicted and jailed for corruption as a result of the Fitzgerald Inquiry. ... Information Nickname(s) Vic Mackey Gender Male Age early 40s Occupation Police officer Title Detective; Strike Team leader Spouse(s) Corinne Mackey (ex-wife) Children Cassidy Mackey (daughter) Matthew Mackey (son) Megan Mackey (daughter) Lee Sofer (son) Portrayed by Michael Chiklis Created by Shawn Ryan Detective Vic Mackey, portrayed by... Frank Serpico Francisco Vincent Frank Serpico (born April 14, 1936) is a former New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer who gained fame in 1971 as the first police officer to testify against police corruption. ... Information Aliases Cletus Van Damme Gender Male Age 30s Occupation Police officer Title Detective, vice unit Spouse(s) Mara Sewell-Vendrell (wife) Children Jackson Vendrell (son) Portrayed by Walton Goggins Created by Shawn Ryan Detective Shane Vendrell is a fictional character on the FX Networks police drama television series The...

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For other uses, see Los Angeles riots (disambiguation). ... Phoenix Copwatch logo Copwatch protest image Anti-ticketing campaign poster General Copwatch protest poster Copwatch (also Cop Watch) is a network of United States and Canadian volunteer organizations that police the police. Copwatch groups usually engage in monitoring of the police, videotaping police activity, and educating the public about police... False arrest is a common law tort, where a plaintiff alleges he or she was held in custody without reasonable cause or an order issued by a court of appropriate jurisdiction. ... Falsifying evidence to obtain convictions is an offence that individual Police officers are particularly prone to. ... The Fitzgerald Inquiry into Queensland Police corruption was a judicial inquiry presided over by Tony Fitzgerald QC. The inquiry was established in response to a series of articles on high-level police corruption in The Courier-Mail by reporter Phil Dickie, followed by a Four Corners report, aired on 11... Intimidation is generally used in the meaning of criminal threatening. ... Several places have organisations called the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). ... The Knapp Commission (officially known as the Commission to Investigate Alleged Police Corruption) stemmed from a five member panel initially formed in April 1970 by Mayor John V. Lindsay to investigate corruption within the New York City Police Department. ... Political repression is the oppression or persecution of an individual or group for political reasons, particularly for the purpose of restricting or preventing their ability to take part in the political life of society. ... Police misconduct refers to brutality, corruption or other objectionable actions taken by police officers in connection with their official duties. ... World map of the Corruption Perceptions Index, which measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians. Blue colors indicate little corruption, red colors indicate much corruption In broad terms, political corruption is the misuse by government officials of their governmental powers for illegitimate... David Kirkwood on the ground after being struck by police batons Police brutality is a term used to describe the excessive use of physical force, assault, verbal attacks, and threats by police officers and other law enforcement officers. ... The Rampart Scandal refers to widespread corruption of the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.) anti-gang unit of the LAPD Rampart Division in the late 1990s. ... The Shield is an American police-drama television series shown on FX Networks in the U.S. and other networks internationally. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The Wickersham report was a product of the 1928 presidential campaign of Herbert Hoover, while supporting the eighteenth amendment, Hoover realized that prohibition was not working, it led to bootlegging and the development of organized crime. ...

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Corruption (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) (8782 words)
Nevertheless, it is plausible that corruption in general, including institutional corruption, typically involves the despoiling of the moral character of persons and in particular, in the case of institutional corruption, the despoiling of the moral character of institutional role occupants qua institutional role occupants.
The police officer is compromised, and compromised in a corrupt and intimidating police environment.
Corruption in relation to a tendering process is a matter of a failure in relation to minimum moral standards enshrined in laws or regulations.
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