Home Office Figures Reveal Scale Of Police Corruption
"More than 1,000 serving police officers in Britain have criminal convictions, according to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act."
"More than half of the 1,063 convictions relate to speeding or other motoring offences, 77 officers have convictions for violence and 96 for dishonesty."
Now, whilst it is quite annoying to be pulled over for speeding by a bloke who does exactly the same when he is out of uniform, it is quite another thing to be arrested for drugs offences when the arresting officer is a dope/smack user himself, as apparently 4 serving Surrey officers are.
"There are 96 serving police officers with convictions for offences of dishonesty, including theft, perverting the course of justice, fraud and forgery."
This seems to just plain wrong, what are the police forces involved thinking ? Set a thief to catch a thief.
The Lib Dems said that the actual figures could be far higher, as 10 police forces did not respond to the legal request for information, perhaps someone had stolen their files.