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Bent Cops

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 08 February 2011

Are police doing enough to tackle corruption in their ranks? Following a number of high profile trials in which officers have been jailed, Allan Urry investigates the crimes they committed and asks if more could have been done to stop them. A constable given a life sentence earlier this month for a series of sex attacks on vulnerable women he met while on duty, had previously been put on trial for rape, during his time in the army. Why didn't the police service know this when they agreed to employ him?
How was a police sergeant able to live a double life as a respected bobby and as the leader of a ruthless underworld crime gang, dealing drugs, laundering money, and intimidating witnesses?
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane.

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    Following a series of trials where police officers have been jailed, Allan Urry investigates how police are drawn into crime and asks if more should be done to stop them.

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