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26th Sep '16 9:40:07 AM NickFalcon
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*** This is true for several reasons. Tickets are generally higher when given to out-of-state drivers, which means more revenue. Also, there's an obviously better chance of catching someone violating a tri-state law if they have out-of-state plates: essentially, your license and your vehicle are meant to be registered in your home state. If you are driving in State A, with plates from State B, and a license from State C, you'll have more problems than a mere speeding ticket will give.

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*** This is true for several reasons. Tickets are generally higher when given to out-of-state drivers, which means more revenue. Also, there's an obviously better chance of catching someone violating a tri-state law if they have out-of-state plates: essentially, your license and your vehicle are meant to be registered in your home state. If you are driving in State A, with plates from State B, and a license from State C, you'll have more problems than a mere speeding ticket will give. ''However,'' this isn't necessarily an example of corruption, and most cops who do this will still prioritize more dangerous drivers about the "easy ticket" if made to choose.
26th Sep '16 9:38:19 AM NickFalcon
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*** This is true for several reasons. Tickets are generally higher when given to out-of-state drivers, which means more revenue. Also, there's an obviously better chance of catching someone violating a tri-state law if they have out-of-state plates: essentially, your license and your vehicle are meant to be registered in your home state. If you are driving in State A, with plates from State B, and a license from State C, you'll have more problems than a mere speeding ticket will give.
8th Sep '16 9:44:22 PM dmcreif
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** Jack Vincennes takes bribes from Sid Hudgens to bust famous suspects for ''Hush-Hush'', though he seems to take a HeelFaceTurn when Sid tries to set up a blackmail scheme by arranging a sexual encounter between the district attorney and an actor that Jack previously busted.

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** Jack Vincennes takes bribes from Sid Hudgens to bust famous suspects celebrities for ''Hush-Hush'', though he seems to take a HeelFaceTurn realize the wrongness of his ways when Sid tries to set up a blackmail scheme by arranging a sexual encounter between the district attorney and an actor that Jack previously busted.captured as one of their previous schemes, and said actor is killed.
4th Sep '16 4:45:14 PM AtticusOmundson
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** In [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII the sequel]], alternate timeline Biff gloats that he owns the police in response to Marty threatening to go to them.
1st Sep '16 8:49:45 PM Sonic5421
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* Basically, in ''Fast Five'', every Rio civil police, military police (PMERJ), or Brazilian Federal Highway Patrol (PRF) cruiser or officer we see, except for Elena, is dirty since they are all on Reyes' payroll to protect his money. Too bad for them, it cost them either their cruisers or their lives once they met Toretto and his team.
1st Sep '16 6:26:26 PM foxley
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* ''ComicBook/RobynHood'': The sheriff of Robyn's hometown is in Oswald King's pocket, and covers up Oswald's son Cal's crimes; including his rape and assault of Robyn.
22nd Aug '16 3:58:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'': [[{{Protagonist}} Wei Shen]], an undercover cop within the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Sun On Yee Triad]], is feared to be this by his superiors, who believe that he may go rogue and fully defect to the Triad. Given his belligerent attitude and his propensity for violent and illegal actions that often go beyond simply maintaining his cover (especially when ItsPersonal), these fears are well-founded. [[spoiler:Subverted with the outcomes to Inspector Teng's investigations, the ending cutscene and the "Year of the Snake" DLC, which show that he really is a cop first, albeit a very reckless CowboyCop.]]

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[[{{Protagonist}} Wei Shen]], an undercover cop within the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Sun On Yee Triad]], is feared to be this by his superiors, who believe that he may go rogue and fully defect to the Triad. Given his belligerent attitude and his propensity for violent and illegal actions that often go beyond simply maintaining his cover (especially when ItsPersonal), these fears are well-founded. [[spoiler:Subverted with the outcomes to Inspector Teng's investigations, the ending cutscene and the "Year of the Snake" DLC, which show that he really is a cop first, albeit a very reckless CowboyCop.]]



* SawIIFleshAndBlood: Jigsaw goes after a ring of corrupt cops who've been illicitly selling medical supplies like drugs, along with the doctors and nurses who set them up.
* ''TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': just about any Hold Guard could be dirty since, with the right perks and quests completed, you can persuade or bribe them into looking the other way when you commit a crime or inform them that you're a member of a particular group (say, the Thieves' Guild), but special mention goes to the guards in Markarth (who frame you for a murder and throw you in maximum security prison as part of a quest) and Riften (whose first interaction with you is to try and shake you down).

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* SawIIFleshAndBlood: ''VideoGame/SawIIFleshAndBlood'': Jigsaw goes after a ring of corrupt cops who've been illicitly selling medical supplies like drugs, along with the doctors and nurses who set them up.
* ''TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': just about any Hold Guard could be dirty since, with the right perks and quests completed, you can persuade or bribe them into looking the other way when you commit a crime or inform them that you're a member of a particular group (say, the Thieves' Guild), but special mention goes to the guards in Markarth (who frame you for a murder and throw you in maximum security prison as part of a quest) and Riften (whose first interaction with you is to try and shake you down).
21st Aug '16 10:02:59 AM Hanz
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** FBI Agent Kim Evans is by all appearances an idealisitic Good Cop, but is (reluctantly) willing to commit crimes, obstruct the investigation, and outright murder witnesses when ordered to do so by the director of the FBI, supposedly for The Greater Good (although it turns out most of her crimes were the result of her being mislead by the director).

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** FBI Agent Kim Evans is by all appearances an idealisitic Good Cop, but is (reluctantly) willing to commit crimes, obstruct the investigation, and outright murder witnesses when ordered to do so by the director of the FBI, supposedly for The Greater Good (although it turns out most of her crimes were the result of her being mislead by the director).director, who's the cartel's mole).
6th Aug '16 6:37:22 PM ANTMuddle
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Why they're in front of bars and not behind them, no one knows. The dirty cop often appears as a villain in both {{Cop Show}}s and {{Criminal Procedural}}s. [[PoliceBrutality Brutal]], fascist, and often on the take from the local mob or worse, this cop makes most criminals and prisoners look like...well, saints.

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Why they're in front of bars and not behind them, no one knows. The dirty cop often appears as a villain in both {{Cop Show}}s and {{Criminal Procedural}}s. [[PoliceBrutality Brutal]], fascist, and often on the take from the local mob or worse, this cop makes most criminals and prisoners look like... well, saints.



See BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord, CutHimselfShaving, RabidCop, NobleBigotWithABadge, PrisonRape, CorruptHick, LawmanGoneBad, etc. (especially CowboyCop). If a cop's framed as one of these, it's PoliceBrutalityGambit. If a cop outright murders people, you've got a KillerCop. A dirty cop who gets sent to prison probably becomes a PariahPrisoner, hated by regular inmates.

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See BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord, CutHimselfShaving, RabidCop, NobleBigotWithABadge, PrisonRape, CorruptHick, LawmanGoneBad, etc. (especially CowboyCop).CowboyCop and TheBadGuysAreCops). If a cop's framed as one of these, it's PoliceBrutalityGambit. If a cop outright murders people, you've got a KillerCop. A dirty cop who gets sent to prison probably becomes a PariahPrisoner, hated by regular inmates.



* ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' would sometimes feature Dirrty Cops who thought they could manipulate the crew for their own ends. This always ended badly for them. D.I. Fisk in "Curiosity Caught the Kat" is a typical example.

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* ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' would sometimes feature Dirrty Dirty Cops who thought they could manipulate the crew for their own ends. This always ended badly for them. D.I. Fisk in "Curiosity Caught the Kat" is a typical example.



* Crops up so often in Starsky & Hutch that it sometimes seems like the titular characters spend just as much time fighting off their fellow cops as they do civilian criminals. In fact, it sometimes take quite a while for a crook to realize that they're not being coy when they insist that they can't be bought, which doesn't cast a very good light on the BCPD.

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* Crops up so often in Starsky & Hutch ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' that it sometimes seems like the titular characters spend just as much time fighting off their fellow cops as they do civilian criminals. In fact, it sometimes take quite a while for a crook to realize that they're not being coy when they insist that they can't be bought, which doesn't cast a very good light on the BCPD.
6th Aug '16 7:56:11 AM Hanz
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* Masayoshi Tanimura, one of the protagonists from ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}} 4'', is far from squeaky-clean: he plays mahjong on company time and shakes down businesses exploiting migrant work (the latter of which, he does to support his extended family in Little Asia).

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* Masayoshi Tanimura, one of the protagonists from ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}} 4'', is far from squeaky-clean: he plays mahjong on company time and shakes down businesses exploiting migrant work (the latter of which, he does to support his extended family in Little Asia). When push comes to shove however, he's definitely heroic, especially compared to [[spoiler:his mentor Suguichi, who's a Yakuza mole and Deputy Commissioner Munakata, who has been using resources to build secret prisons]].
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