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Crossing the Line of Duty: How Corruption, Greed and Sleaze Brought Down the Flying Squad

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Crossing the Line of Duty: How Corruption, Greed and Sleaze Brought Down the Flying Squad - Root, Neil
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The Metropolitan Police of the mid-twentieth century, in particular The Flying Squad and Obscene Publications Squad, has been described as 'the most routinely corrupt organisation in London'. Larger-than-life characters such as Ken Drury and Alfred 'Wicked Bill' Moody routinely fraternised with underworld figures, paid off witnesses and struck dodgy deals to get their man - regardless of whether he was innocent or guilty. And the problem went far beyond a couple of 'bent' coppers: in the end, fifty officers were prosecuted, ...

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Crossing the Line of Duty: How Corruption, Greed and Sleaze Brought Down the Flying Squad 2019, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780750989206

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