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24th Jul '16 12:31:49 PM SomberCaelifera
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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' Captain Renard who secretly has connections with the Wesen world, and is secretly [[spoiler: Wesen himself]]. This is due to him being a member of a secret royal family of Wesens who control the Wesen world, but Renard is a white sheep among them, [[spoiler:as he is secretly working in a resistance against them.]]

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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' Captain Renard who secretly has connections with the Wesen world, and is secretly [[spoiler: Wesen himself]]. This is due to him being a member of a secret royal family of Wesens who control the Wesen world, but Renard is a white sheep among them, [[spoiler:as he is secretly working in a resistance against them.]] Later, the entire North Precinct works for Black Claw, a group trying to create a world run by Wesen, something that had been tried before. [[spoiler:By Hitler.]]
23rd Jul '16 1:37:22 PM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/BJAndTheBear'' and ''Sheriff Lobo'': The title character of the latter series, who in the former show tried to put truck driver B.J. [=McCay=] out of business by pinning various crimes on him. In his own series, Lobo always tried to manipulate various schemes to his advantage.

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* ''Series/BJAndTheBear'' and ''Sheriff Lobo'': The title character of the latter series, who in the former show tried to put truck driver B.J. [=McCay=] out of business by pinning various crimes on him. In his own series, Lobo always tried to manipulate various schemes to his advantage.advantage, although in the end he would always come up with a way to stop crime.
22nd Jul '16 7:38:39 AM dmcreif
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* Cpt. [=McCluskey=] in ''Film/TheGodfather'', who is less a cop as he is an assassin and enforcer for a rival mob family.

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* Cpt. [=McCluskey=] in ''Film/TheGodfather'', who is less a an NYPD cop as he is an a glorified assassin and enforcer for a rival mob family.



* In ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', practically half of the cops in the New York City Police Department's 15th Precinct are in Wilson Fisk's pocket. Not only does Fisk use them to kill off associates who have become liabilities (and ensure no NYPD investigations are opened into his activities), but they're so dirty that they're willing to actively murder fellow officers who aren't on the take or who have become liabilities.

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* In ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', practically half of the cops in of the New York City Police Department's NYPD's 15th Precinct are in Wilson Fisk's pocket. Not only does Fisk use them to kill off associates who have become liabilities (and ensure no NYPD investigations are opened into his activities), but they're so dirty that they're willing to actively murder fellow officers who aren't on the take or who have become liabilities. liabilities themselves. In a touch of irony, it is one of these corrupt cops, Detective Carl Hoffman, guilt-ridden over being forced to kill his partner and best friend Detective Christian Blake on Fisk's orders, who is responsible for giving up information that allows the FBI to apprehend Fisk and all of his top associates.


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** Danny Reagan is a borderline case. He's not the "plant evidence" or "kill unarmed criminals" type, but he ''has' done illegal things that in real life would get him swiftly terminated from the NYPD, and has faced [[KarmaHoudini little comeuppance for his behavior]]. Examples include ''intentionally'' stopping a medical tube for an old man because he ''thought'' he had information, threatening to put a bullet in the back of a robber's head -- ''when the said robber was cuffed and unarmed'', and putting a suspect in the trunk of his car and driving like crazy to get said suspect to talk. And the list goes on.


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** Frank loathes dirty cops as a whole, considering them a disgrace to good police in general and the NYPD as a whole, due to the damage they do to public trust, and of course what the Blue Templar did to Joe. What's notable is how low-key he is about it. He doesn't raise his voice and his expression barely changes even though it's abundantly clear how furious he is. When he confronted the ones responsible for Joe's death at the end of the first season, it's almost terrifying how calm he looks during the entire exchange. He only loses his cool for a moment when he knocks some things off the top of a cabinet, which is also one of the few times he raises his voice. He's not shouting either, he raises it the way people do when they want to make sure they're heard.


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** The top brass, under pressure from City Hall to decrease crime by any means necessary, begin juking the stats, putting quantity of arrests over quality.
19th Jul '16 1:17:07 PM YankeeJohn
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%% Atlanta P.D. Officer James Burns was charged with the murder of Devaris Caine Rogers as well as assault with a deadly weapon and violation of officer's oath. Burns responded to an off-duty police officer's call regarding suspicious activity around an apartment complex. He shot unarmed Rogers in the head. Chief Turner terminated Burns after an investigation declared excessive force.
17th Jul '16 9:13:42 AM Shadowgazer
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* A hidden one is a member of the BigBadEnsemble of the film ''The Mule''.
17th Jul '16 8:32:09 AM dmcreif
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** In "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage", the murderer is a police officer securing the scene, who carried out the murder on orders from a racketeer the victim was supposed to testify against

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** In "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage", the murderer is a corrupt police officer securing sergeant named Ryan Sharkey, Jr. kills a smalltime drug dealer scheduled to testify against the scene, who carried out racketeer that Sharkey works for. However, during the fight leading up to the murder, one of Sharkey's teeth is knocked out, also causing him to leave some of his blood at the crime scene. Due to a homeless guy witnessing the murder on orders from and flagging down a racketeer passing patrol car, Sharkey is forced to flee, change into his uniform, and then return to the victim was supposed to testify againstscene. Once there, he covers up the evidence he'd left behind by provoking Captain Stottlemeyer into punching him.
17th Jul '16 8:28:39 AM dmcreif
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** From season 1's "After Hours," there's Jimmy Burke, Frank's partner while stationed at the 27th Precinct who took a bullet for him. He was eventually promoted to Inspector and placed in command of the 15th Precinct. When he is up for a promotion to Deputy Chief as the Deputy Commander of Patrol Borough Manhattan South, Erin uncovers that Jimmy has been juking his precinct's COMPSTATS, misreporting felonies as misdemeanors to artificially lower the crime rates. After meeting with Jimmy, Frank allows him to retire rather than face demotion to Captain and reassignment to the 128th Precinct in Staten Island.



** Cedric Daniels, who has some skeletons in the closet about it, openly implies that corruption runs rampart in the Eastern district.

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** Cedric Daniels, who Daniels has some skeletons in the closet about it, his closet. He also openly implies that corruption runs rampart rampant in the Eastern district.District.
** Eddie Walker is a Western District patrolman and is incredibly relentless in use of PoliceBrutality.



* The LAPD's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rampart_scandal Rampart scandal]], involving widespread corruption on the part of CRASH (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums), the unit that the LAPD put together to combat the street gang violence that was going on in Los Angeles at the time. This scandal is what inspired ''Series/TheShield'', mentioned above under Live-Action TV.

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* The LAPD's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rampart_scandal Rampart scandal]], involving widespread corruption on the part of CRASH (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums), the unit that the LAPD put together to combat the street gang violence that was going on in Los Angeles at the time. Over seventy police officers were implicated in misconduct, ranging from murdering suspects and planting weapons on them, to actively joining gangs like the Bloods, bank robbery, and other crimes. This went even further as the scandal led to the Police Chief, District Attorney, and the Mayor of Los Angeles all eventually being not re-appointed or re-elected (after allegations arose that the chief had tried to censor the lead investigators in the Rampart case, and one of these detectives resigned as a form of protest). Over 100 criminal convictions were also overturned as a result. This scandal is what inspired ''Series/TheShield'', mentioned above under Live-Action TV.



* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Stander Andre Stander]], a South African police officer, became notorious for living a double life as a prolific bank robber. He robbed up to thirty banks before his arrest, some of which he committed while on his lunch break and later revisited as the investigating officer. His escape from prison and subsequent exploits led him to become the focus of an international manhunt, ending when he was killed by police in Florida in 1984.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Stander Andre Stander]], a South African police officer, became notorious for living a double life as a prolific bank robber. He robbed up to thirty banks before his arrest, some of which he committed while on his lunch break and later revisited as the investigating officer. His escape from prison and subsequent exploits led him to become the focus of an international manhunt, ending when he was killed by police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1984.
15th Jul '16 8:20:39 PM probiewankenobi
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For RealLife examples, please limit them to instances where there was an actual conviction.

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For Please limit RealLife examples, please limit them examples to instances where there the officer in question was an actual conviction.actually convicted.
12th Jul '16 4:41:03 PM Eagal
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* Cpt. [=McCluskey=] in ''Film/TheGodfather'', who is less a cop as he is an assassin and enforcer for a rival mob family. That said, his actor Sterling Hayden is [[GeneralRipper better known as...]]

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* Cpt. [=McCluskey=] in ''Film/TheGodfather'', who is less a cop as he is an assassin and enforcer for a rival mob family. That said, his actor Sterling Hayden is [[GeneralRipper better known as...]]
10th Jul '16 7:57:20 AM dmcreif
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** Most of the cops from ''Film/BatmanBegins'' (with the exception of Gordon). Flass is the most notable one, to the point of such pettiness as pocketing money from street vendors because he doesn't want to cough up a few dollars for some fast food.
** In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Gordon notes to Dent that if he chose not to work with cops Dent investigated in Internal Affairs, he'd be working alone. Ramirez and Wuertz are on the mob's payroll and [[spoiler:delivered Rachel Dawes and Harvey Dent to the Joker.]] It's {{implied}} that Ramirez had some moral issues with what she did to Rachel Dawes and the Commissioner's family, but we never find out about Wuertz. [[AllThereInTheManual In some of the promotional animated materials that bridge the timeline of the two films,]] Ramirez is shown to have a ''very'' sick mother that the mob is using to force her to be a dirty cop (offering much-needed money for her bills and [[ShameIfSomethingHappened threatening her life if Ramirez doesn't cooperate]]).

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** Most of the cops from Gotham Police Department in ''Film/BatmanBegins'' (with the exception of Gordon). Flass is the most notable one, to the point of such pettiness as pocketing money from street vendors because he doesn't want to cough up a few dollars for some fast food.
** In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Gordon notes to Dent that if he chose not to work with cops Dent investigated in Internal Affairs, he'd be working alone. Indeed, two of his guys, Ramirez and Wuertz Wuertz, are on the mob's payroll and [[spoiler:delivered Rachel Dawes and Harvey Dent to the Joker.]] It's {{implied}} that Ramirez had some moral issues with what she did to Rachel Dawes and the Commissioner's to Gordon's family, but we never find out about Wuertz. [[AllThereInTheManual In some of the promotional animated materials that bridge the timeline of the two films,]] Ramirez is shown to have a ''very'' sick mother that the mob is using to force her to be a dirty cop (offering much-needed money for her bills and [[ShameIfSomethingHappened threatening her life if Ramirez doesn't cooperate]]).



** A gang of corrupt detectives make life difficult for both drug lord Frank Lucas (Creator/DenzelWashington) by demanding money, invading his [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas mom's]] house and destroying her furniture, shooting his dog and assaulting his wife, and honest cop Richie Roberts (RussellCrowe) by almost taking $10,000 in bait money and outright telling him ''not'' to arrest Frank to keep the drug/bribe business going. They're only stopped when Frank and Richie team up to catch all the corrupt cops that Frank knows, ''nearly 3/4 of the police force''.

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** A gang of corrupt NYPD detectives make life difficult for both drug lord [[Creator/DenzelWashington Frank Lucas (Creator/DenzelWashington) Lucas]] by demanding money, invading his [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas mom's]] house and destroying her furniture, shooting his dog and assaulting his wife, and for honest cop [[Creator/RussellCrowe Richie Roberts (RussellCrowe) Roberts]] by almost taking $10,000 in bait money and outright telling him ''not'' to arrest Frank to keep the drug/bribe business going. They're only stopped when Frank and Richie team up to catch all the corrupt cops that Frank knows, ''nearly 3/4 of the police force''.



%%* Cpt. [=McCluskey=] in ''Film/TheGodfather''. Played by Sterling Hayden, [[GeneralRipper better known as...]]

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%%* * Cpt. [=McCluskey=] in ''Film/TheGodfather''. Played by ''Film/TheGodfather'', who is less a cop as he is an assassin and enforcer for a rival mob family. That said, his actor Sterling Hayden, Hayden is [[GeneralRipper better known as...]]



** The {{villain protagonist}}s conduct a heist that involves robbing corrupt NYPD cops and the cartels which are paying them.

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** The {{villain [[{{villain protagonist}}s conduct Suspects]] carried out a heist that involves robbing hit on New York's Finest Taxi Service, a unit of corrupt NYPD cops and who escort drug kingpins around the cartels which are paying them.city.



%%* ''Film/{{Serpico}}'' is full of dirty cops. The title character is notable for ''not'' being one of them. Even worse, the film is based on a true story.

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%%* ''Film/{{Serpico}}'' is full of dirty cops. The title character is notable for ''not'' being one of them. Even worse, the film is * ''Film/{{Serpico}}'', as it's based on a true story.real events, documents Frank Serpico's role in the exposure of widespread corruption within the NYPD rank and file.



* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-1000 takes the shape and form a police officer to pursue John Connor. Nobody seems to question its unethical police hunting skills.

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* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-1000 takes the shape and form a police of an LAPD patrol officer to pursue John Connor. Nobody seems to question its unethical police hunting skills.



* Downplayed by Mike Ehrmantraut from ''Series/BreakingBad'' and ''Series/BetterCallSaul''. While he took money from drug busts when he was still a cop, he claims to have only done it to prevent his partners from thinking he wouldn't have their backs. Unfortunately for his son, Matt, he wasn't like his father. This got Matt killed when his partners feared he would squeal.

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* Downplayed by Mike Ehrmantraut from ''Series/BreakingBad'' and ''Series/BetterCallSaul''. While he took money from drug busts when he was still a cop, he claims to have only done it to prevent his partners from thinking he wouldn't have their backs. Unfortunately for his son, Matt, he wasn't like his father. This got Matt killed when his partners feared he would squeal. Mike himself would go on to become the chief enforcer in Gus Fring's drug operation.



** In "Mr. Monk Is On The Run," Parts 1 and 2, the one-time Sheriff John Rollins is in the pocket of Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck, and was responsible for framing Monk for a murder.

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** In "Mr. Monk Is On The Run," Parts 1 and 2, the one-time Sheriff John Rollins is in the pocket of Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck, and was responsible for framing Monk for a murder.



** The novel ''Mr. Monk on Patrol'' sees Monk and Natalie get brought to Summit, New Jersey to help police chief Randy Disher, who has become acting mayor after most of the town government got indicted for corruption. Their first day on patrol, Monk and Natalie find themselves dealing with serial burglars, who as it turns out are [[spoiler:two of Randy's own cops]].



* In ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', practically half of the cops in the New York City Police Department's 15th Precinct are in Wilson Fisk's pocket. Not only are they used to kill off associates who have become liabilities, but they're so dirty that they're willing to ''actively murder fellow NYPD officers'' who aren't on the take or who have become liabilities.

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* In ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', practically half of the cops in the New York City Police Department's 15th Precinct are in Wilson Fisk's pocket. Not only are they used does Fisk use them to kill off associates who have become liabilities, liabilities (and ensure no NYPD investigations are opened into his activities), but they're so dirty that they're willing to ''actively actively murder fellow NYPD officers'' officers who aren't on the take or who have become liabilities.


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** In "Thanksgiving," Sgt. Renzulli is revealed to be betting on horses on the side, and owes about $10,000 to his bookie. After hearing about it from Jamie, Frank bails Renzulli out but makes clear it's a one-time offer.


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* ''Series/TheWire'' shows corruption in the Baltimore Police Department at every level.
**The top brass are devious, biased, prejudiced and so full of personal vendettas that it prevents them from doing any actual police work.
**When Judge Phelan and [=McNulty=] set in motion the creation of the MCU, Rawls makes it his top priority to screw [=McNulty=] over. The Deputy Ops himself is reluctant to do any meaningful police work either. The whole thing is so disorganized that the only time they do have to act selflessly (after the shooting of Kima Greggs), the amount of personnel that swarms to the scene just clutter everything until the commanding officers tell everyone unnecessary to fuck off.
**Cedric Daniels, who has some skeletons in the closet about it, openly implies that corruption runs rampart in the Eastern district.
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