'''Basic Trope''': A cop who does illegal things, knowing that his policeman status will protect him.
* '''Straight''': Jason arrests a gang member, but lets him off easy because he has eliminated all of the evidence against him.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Jason accepts a bribe from a gang member to release him.
** Jason's entire ''precinct'' is corrupt.
** All of the crime bosses in the city are actually Jason's pawns.
* '''Downplayed''':
** [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jason may be crooked, but he'll do the right thing when push comes to shove]].
** Jaon supports a gang because if they go down, they might be replaced by [[BetterTheDevilYouKnow even worse gangsters]].
* '''Justified''': Jason, despite being a cop, has a massive authority problem, and/or wants to take the precinct down from the inside.
* '''Inverted''':
** Jason is a paragon of incorruptibility.
** Jason is the only honest police officer on a squad of [[DirtyCop Dirty Cops]].
** Jason is kidnapped by a gang member. He offers to exonerate him if he lets him go free.
* '''Subverted''': His coworkers think he is a corrupt cop, but deep inside, he's a ByTheBookCop.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...But when absolutely no one else is watching, he breaks the rules with impunity.
* '''Parodied''': Jason, a CowboyCop is violating serious laws by doing things like [[WalkingShirtlessScene going around open shirted on the job]], and [[FelonyMisdemeanor filling out paperwork in maroon ink.]]
* '''Zig Zagged''': Jason accepts bribes - while wearing a wire to convict the DA of corruption. However he does this at the behest of his client. He later sends Kent [[UriahGambit into dangerous situations]]. When that fails and it sets up one of them to gain power he shoots Kent himself with a criminal's gun. The whole series consists of Jason engaging in dodgy disposal of crooked cops one way or another. [[HypocrisyNod His feelings on his own actions are mixed.]]
* '''Averted''': He takes some liberties with the law, but nothing too extreme.
* '''Enforced''': "I'm writing this story about cops, but I myself hate authority. How can I express that?"
* '''Lampshaded''': "Well, it's a shame I had to find you out here alone selling drugs. Tell you what, you give me half your take and none of this happened..."
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': Several high-ranking drug dealers bribe the police in the hopes that they can buy the force.
* '''Defied''': "What do you think I am, crazy? I don't want to lose my job. In addition to your drug trafficking charges, I'm booking you on a count of attempting to bribe an officer."
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': Jason's refusal to obey the rules ends up allowing several criminals to go free.
* '''Reconstructed''': After which he's fired, and the entire precinct is investigated for wrongdoing.
* '''Played For Laughs''': ''Everyone'' on the force is a DirtyCop; they routinely have contests to see how much bribe money they can bring in, beat suspects bloody, and basically break every rule known to man.
* '''Played For Drama''': The work investigates a police force during a period of high crime, in which one or more police officers are corrupt. The clash between the honest cops and the crooked ones is shown in full detail.
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I'll let the charges drop. You just gotta do me a favor, head back to DirtyCop, capish?
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???