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15th Feb '17 10:08:18 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Officer Mike Brikowski from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Cop Out" is a jerk from the start, who's fired after falling asleep on the job, and blames the Girls for it, thinking he's being fired because the Chief wants to downsize because of them. After trying and failing to get rid of them (and his plan foiled by more honest cops) he claims this was a story of a "good cop gone bad", Blossom disagrees, calling him a "bad cop gone worse".
17th Jan '17 4:53:52 PM nombretomado
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* Detective Norman Stansfield (GaryOldman) from ''Léon / Film/TheProfessional'' is one of these, as well as being a gleefully psychotic PsychoForHire.

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* Detective Norman Stansfield (GaryOldman) (Creator/GaryOldman) from ''Léon / Film/TheProfessional'' is one of these, as well as being a gleefully psychotic PsychoForHire.
12th Jan '17 10:07:32 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The thoroughly-corrupt Janos Slynt is the equivalent of King's Landing's police chief until his removal in "The Night Lands".
10th Jan '17 9:50:22 PM Scoutstr295
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** The entire Gotham City police department is corrupt, with the exception of Gordon and one or two good cops. This becomes a major plot point in ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'', a series set within the Major Crimes Unit of the Gotham City Police Department, the only consistently honest branch of the department. Since its members are all personally selected by the commissioner, they have a modicum of integrity and competence, but the universal corruption of the rest of their force makes even their simplest of cases difficult, since the other departments are stealing evidence, accepting bribes, and often committing the crimes themselves. This comes to a head in the ''Corrigan'' story arcs, where Jim Corrigan[[note]]Not [[ComicBook/TheSpectre that one]][[/note]] (''the'' dirty cop of the series) is selling crime scene evidence on the black market, redistributing the heroin that is collected by the narcotics department, and eventually starts personally murdering other police officers that are trying to stop him. At the end of the series, though everybody ''knows'' he did it, his web of corruption [[BadCopIncompetentCop has spread so far]] that the case against him is sabotaged and he gets off ''[[KarmaHoudini completely free]]'' until Final Crisis Aftermath, where it comes back to bite him in the ass. The one time Internal Affairs and the MCU are actually able to build a case against him, they have to compromise their morals and let him go to save one of their own.

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** The entire Gotham City police department Police Department is corrupt, with the exception of Gordon and one or two good cops. This becomes a major plot point in ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'', a series set within the Major Crimes Unit of the Gotham City Police Department, GCPD, the only consistently honest branch of the department. Since its members are all personally selected by the commissioner, Gordon, they have a modicum of integrity and competence, but the universal corruption of the rest of their force makes even their simplest of cases difficult, since the other departments units are stealing evidence, accepting bribes, and often committing the crimes themselves. This comes to a head in the ''Corrigan'' story arcs, where Jim Corrigan[[note]]Not [[ComicBook/TheSpectre that one]][[/note]] (''the'' dirty cop of the series) is selling crime scene evidence on the black market, redistributing the heroin that is collected by the narcotics department, unit, and eventually starts personally murdering other police officers cops that are trying to stop him. At the end of the series, though everybody ''knows'' he did it, his web of corruption [[BadCopIncompetentCop has spread so far]] that the case against him is sabotaged and he gets off ''[[KarmaHoudini completely free]]'' until Final Crisis Aftermath, where it comes back to bite him in the ass. The one time Internal Affairs and the MCU are actually able to build a case against him, they have to compromise their morals and let him go to save one of their own.



** Blüdhaven was even worse than Gotham. Criminals there who ''didn't'' share the profits from their crimes with the police were murdered. The police chief placed a bounty on Nightwing's head. The only truly honest cop -- technically -- in Bludhaven was Nightwing himself, who, in his Dick Grayson identity, joined the force in order to bring it down. [[spoiler:(The city was eventually destroyed when the Secret Society of Super-Villains dumped the monstrous Chemo into the place; Nightwing, Robin, and Batgirl survived because they were lucky enough to be out of town at the time, and Tarantula was later shown alive, and but pretty much most of the other residents wasn't so lucky,]]
** In ''Comicbook/BatmanZeroYear'', Bruce assumes the ''entire'' Gotham PD is dirty; no exceptions. After all, when he was a kid, he got taken home in a police car and saw a young Jim Gordon get "given" the trenchcoat he always wears. He thought this showed everyone liked the police and only realised the truth later. (He later learns that Gordon keeps the coat as a reminder that it's easy to give in to corruption if you don't keep your guard up.)

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** Blüdhaven was even worse than Gotham. Criminals there who ''didn't'' share the profits from their crimes with the police were murdered. The police chief placed a bounty on Nightwing's head. The only truly honest cop -- technically -- in Bludhaven was Nightwing himself, who, in his Dick Grayson identity, joined the force in order to bring it down. [[spoiler:(The city was eventually destroyed when the Secret Society of Super-Villains dumped the monstrous Chemo into the place; Nightwing, Robin, and Batgirl survived because they were lucky enough to be out of town at the time, and Tarantula was later shown alive, and but pretty much most of the other residents wasn't so lucky,]]
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** In ''Comicbook/BatmanZeroYear'', Bruce assumes the ''entire'' Gotham PD GCPD is dirty; no exceptions. After all, when he was a kid, he got taken home in a police car and saw a young Jim Gordon get "given" the trenchcoat he always wears. He thought this showed everyone liked the police and only realised the truth later. (He later learns that Gordon keeps the coat as a reminder that it's easy to give in to corruption if you don't keep your guard up.)
29th Dec '16 11:15:22 AM upupandaway42
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* The LAPD in Season 2 of Series/AgentCarter. In the first episode, [[Recap/AgentCarterS2E1TheLadyInTheLake "The Lady in the Lake"]], alone, there's [[spoiler: Detective Andrew Henry, who's been paid off by [[CorruptCorporativeExecutive Chadwick]]]] to dump the body of a woman [[spoiler: Chadwick was having an affair with]], as well as another cop [[spoiler: paid off by Chadwick to kill Henry before he can talk]].

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* The LAPD in Season 2 of Series/AgentCarter. In the first episode, [[Recap/AgentCarterS2E1TheLadyInTheLake "The Lady in the Lake"]], alone, there's [[spoiler: Detective Andrew Henry, who's been paid off by [[CorruptCorporativeExecutive [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Chadwick]]]] to dump the body of a woman [[spoiler: Chadwick was having an affair with]], as well as another cop [[spoiler: paid off by Chadwick to kill Henry before he can talk]].
29th Dec '16 11:14:06 AM upupandaway42
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* The LAPD in Season 2 of Series/AgentCarter. In the first episode, [[Recap/AgentCarterS2E1TheLadyInTheLake "The Lady in the Lake"]], alone, there's [[spoiler: Detective Andrew Henry, who's been paid off by [[CorruptCorporativeExecutive Chadwick]]]] to dump the body of a woman [[spoiler: Chadwick was having an affair with]], as well as another cop [[spoiler: paid off by Chadwick to kill Henry before he can talk]].
26th Dec '16 8:32:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' has a number of episodes which revolve around Gene Hunt and his superiors' relationships with local gangsters or corruption in general. ''AshesToAshes'' Series 2 was a complete arc about the fight between Hunt and various corrupt Met officers such as Mac, [[spoiler:which doesn't end with Mac's death part way through the series]].

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* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' has a number of episodes which revolve around Gene Hunt and his superiors' relationships with local gangsters or corruption in general. ''AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes'' Series 2 was a complete arc about the fight between Hunt and various corrupt Met officers such as Mac, [[spoiler:which doesn't end with Mac's death part way through the series]].
8th Dec '16 2:46:16 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/BeastWarsUprising:'' A large number of the Maximal Command Security Force are said to be corrupt, for several reasons: The pay's not so great, they're treated shabbily, and many recruits only signed on because it comes with an exemption from The Games. Not helping is that some of the laws they enforce are ludicrously stupid and petty (for example, they're allowed to arrest people who look at their reflection for too long), so actually working out who's corrupt and who's not is difficult.
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7th Dec '16 1:28:13 PM __Vano
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** In the original ''Grand Theft Auto'', the protagonist's boss in the first Vice City campaign is one of these.
23rd Nov '16 11:06:31 PM AFreakyDude
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* Later, Wrestling/TheMountie (aka Wrestling/JacquesRougeau) played the heel cop, using cheap, dirty methods to beat his opponents. Then he would handcuff them and [[ShockAndAwe zap them with his shock stick]].

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* Later, Wrestling/TheMountie (aka Wrestling/JacquesRougeau) played the heel cop, using cheap, dirty methods to beat his opponents. Then he would handcuff them and [[ShockAndAwe zap them with his [[StunGuns shock stick]].
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