Police forces confess 944 officers have a criminal record
Freedom of information requests reveal police with convictions ranging from burglary to perverting the course of justice
I’m aghast and quite disturbed to read this. Can it be true? I’m aware that the Police are not perfect, and some of the “crimes” seem quite minor, but nevertheless, this sounds somewhat alarming!
Generally speaking, I have always considered the Police to be hard-working and essentially honest, with a difficult job to do.
They did not cover themselves in glory during the recent riots, and generally they seem overwhelmed by paper-work and targets, unable to respond to burglaries and overzealous in persecuting motorists (an easy target perhaps) but I do find this quite unbelievable