In the wide ranging survey coppers were asked whether they would report another officer for punching someone as punishment for fleeing and resisting arrest.
In a shocking admission, only 56% said they would definitely report their colleague for the assault. Equally revealing is that only 83% of coppers thought that punching someone as punishment is a serious or very serious offence. The most worrying part of all is that these coppers think they are the good guys. Only 33% of officers said they thought most people in their force would definitely report the behavior.
The truth is it’s very easy for coppers to claim they would do the right thing in a survey -and even then, it appears many wouldn’t. But in the case of a serious incident, such as a death in custody, with pressure coming from colleagues and above, then how many of even the pretend decent coppers would buckle under pressure.
The answer, past events suggest, is almost all of them. That’s why, despite almost one and a half thousands deaths in custody since 1990, not one copper has been convicted.
Don’t believe that Inspector Morse shit. Coppers really are all bastards.
The survey can be read at: http://www.open.ac.uk/icccr/files/icccr-police-integrity-report.pdf
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