dirty cop

dirty cop

A corrupt or unethical police officer, such as one who accepts bribes, falsifies reports, or abuses the power of their authority for personal gain. There are so many dirty cops in this town that the police are now more dangerous than the criminals. With a number of dirty cops on their payroll, the mafia organization has been eluding prosecution for years.
See also: cop, dirty
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Although Tariq was able to locate Raina's killer, Ray Ray (Marcus Callender), he took it upon himself to avenge his sister's death and murdered the dirty cop.
When the child identifies a dirty cop as the killer, he and the detective on the case, John Book (Harrison), are targeted to be silenced.
His character Rory was this week exposed as a dirty cop in the season finale of the TV3 drama - and the 29-year-old revealed he enjoyed every minute of playing the baddie.
com @AnnetteBelcher1 BIRMINGHAM'S top cop has branded the behaviour of dirty cop Steve Walters - jailed for sexually assaulting the vulnerable women he was supposed to be helping - among the worst he has ever seen.
Being a dirty cop became a mark of shame in the eyes of fellow officers.
Cast as a dirty cop teaming up with a reluctant younger officer (an effective Elijah Wood), Cage supplies a stream of tension-defusing laughs while the script steadily applies the screws, but this disposable exercise in comic nihilism offers only a modest payoff at best.
They act blandly evil with no hint of motivation or reasoning between them, so it's literally like they've been told to think of the most stereotypical dirty cop they can think of and act like them.
Two actors with delightful performances are Mendelsohn and Ray Liotta, the latter at his menacing best as dirty cop Deluca.
Maximum fails to be the dirty cop saga it had promised to be.
The young women are targeted by the King, a dirty cop with a hate-on for street kids.
Or going with police on a drug raid in preparation to play a dirty cop in The Departed in 2006.
He added: "He has to do something really out of his comfort zone in the next few years - play a gangster, play a dirty cop, play a kid with learning difficulties.
Under the influence of the heady narcotic, Dale witnesses ruthless drug lord Ted Jones murder a rival, abetted by dirty cop Carol.
Just hours after reuniting with Cage, they found a dirty cop with a bullet wound who needed Luke and Claire's help in order to expose Cottonmouth.
Our man is a dirty cop who leaves the keys in his patrol car while getting rid of evidence.