Bent Coppers

Bent Coppers

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The inside story of a secret unit that has worked under cover to expose corruption in the Metropolitan Police since the early 1990s.Shocked by the extent of corruption within its ranks, Scotland Yard set up a new anti-corruption unit in the early 1990s. Its members had to operate in conditions of unprecedented secrecy and they became known as the 'Ghost Squad'.Bent Coppers really did believe they were untouchable: they stole cash and property, fitted-up innocent people and sold secret information to cripple court cases. Many of the bent coppers are now in jail or awaiting trial but the battle against corruption is not over.Only now can the story of the 'Ghost Squad' be revealed. Award-winning BBC home affairs correspondent Graeme McLagan had followed the investigation since the beginning. He has interviewed undercover officers and many of the bent coppers they have exposed. this is the inside story of the 'Ghost Squad' and how it broke into the secret world of police corruption.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 112 x 172 x 36mm | 281.23g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0752859021
  • 9780752859026
  • 482,594

Review quote

'Graeme McLagan is in the perfect position to write this expose of dirty, thieving, filthy police scum. An experienced undercover journalist and a decent writer, he confirms in massively comprehensive and thoroughly shocking detail what most of us knew already - that you should never, ever trust a copper. Cash and drug-gobbling, fit-ups, murder involvement - it's all here. Includes photos of the scum.' ZOO magazineshow more

About Graeme McLagan

Graeme McLagan specialises in long-term investigations for BBC news and current affairs programmes. He has been the BBC's expert on police corruption for more than twenty years, presenting three Panorama programmes on the subject as well as several major stories for Newsnight. He won the Royal Television Society prize for his scoops while covering the 'Arms for Iraq' scandal and was commended in 1998 for Bent, the second of his Panorama programmes on police corruption. He is the co-author of Mr Evil, the story of David Copeland, the neo-Nazi bomber. Born in London and still living there, Graeme McLagan is married with two grown-up children. The Newcastle Journal was his first newspaper, followed by the Daily Mail in London. He joined the BBC in 1971, becoming Home Affairs reporter and then Special Correspondent.show more

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31 ratings
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4 29% (9)
3 23% (7)
2 3% (1)
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