bent cop

bent cop

A police officer who is corrupt, takes bribes, or abuses the privileges and powers of their position. The gangs are a problem, but it's the bent cops you really have to watch out for. I know a bent cop working down at the station. If we slip him a few hundred dollars, this charge might go away.
See also: bent, cop
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presents A BENT cop who sold personal data about traffic accidents has been ordered to pay back more than PS300,000.
Bent cop who sold people's data for [pounds sterling]360k has jail term cut after complaining it was too long
The penultimate episode of the current series, which aired on Sunday night, saw the top cop in hot water after being accused by his superior ACC Hilton of being linked to bent cop DI Dot 'The Caddy' Cottan.
And just when life couldn't get any more complicated for Nancy, she suggests going undercover as a bent cop to gain a suspect's trust.
5 Training Day (2001) THIS superior thriller has Denzel Washington in scenery chewing form, but Hawke holds his own as a green LA narcotics officer increasingly drawn into the seedy world of Washington's spectacularly bent cop.
Crowe thoroughly deserved his second Oscar nomination in a row and was unlucky to lose out to Denzel Washington, who picked up the gong for his performance as a bent cop in Training Day.
He has a businesslike relationship with his dealer, Saul Silver (James Franco), but they are thrown together when Dale witnesses a drug lord and a bent cop commit a murder - and accidentally drops the butt of a rare Pineapple Express joint at the scene.
Screenplay by helmer and his brother William smartly muddies the waters by making White a bent cop. In old-school '70s style, no one is entirely good or bad, just varying shades of desperate and/or greedy.
Macao is in the grip of a gang war, and the densely packed plot pits a bent cop (Tony Leung) against a glowering hit man (Lau Ching-wan).
Did he fear he was being fingered as the bent cop? Will Arnott and Fleming leave AC-12?
An old pal's grandson faces life in jail unless a vital witness is found but, with bent cop Jimmy Knight also on the case, it's a race against time.
Thank God that in this all-action (most of it unpleasant) opening caper - a bent cop, opium dens, lots of blood, lots of noise - there were soothing appearances from the non-shouty "Elephant Man" Joseph (no, it's not John) Merrick (Joseph Drake).