The Murder Of Corruption, Bribery, Embezzlement, And Conspiracy

836 Words Nov 21st, 2016 4 Pages
The article I came across was very interesting to say the least. Six small town California officers were arrested for the heinous acts of corruption, bribery, embezzlement, and conspiracy. In the small rural town these officers were preying on the poor predominantly Latinos impounding their cars and when they could not afford to get them out they would sell the cars, and also use them for their own personal use. The officers which included a former chief whom had previously went missing from work for months and returned upon announcing that he would retire and the current chief along with several Sergeants, a brother, and the tow company owner. Several officers claimed they did no wrong but proof says otherwise, and since the small town police department only housed seventeen officers it had to shut down since majority of its officers were involved which causes more problems since they have to elicit help from other police departments which takes away from their communities and the crime they have to help eliminate in their patrolling areas. Trying to find how often these deviances occur in the police field is rather difficult to find since most deviances that are reported were based off of sexual assault, racial profiling, excessive force and others. Corruption in the police field has been proven to be something that happens every day with some being so small ranging to big and problematic. “For a corrupt act to occur, three distinct elements of police corruption must be…

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