Cops Behaving Badly

What happens when the police fail in their sworn duty to protect life, when they get it wrong or when police officers themselves break the law?

BBC’s Richard Bilton investigates cops who behave badly, and discovers just how many cases are dealt with by the police themselves behind closed doors.

This film asks why, in some cases, are police officers who are accused of misconduct, simply allowed to walk away.

The Chair of the Association of Police Authorities replied to the investigation with: “Whilst it is true that the resignation of an officer accused of misconduct could be in the public interest, it is absolutely necessary that such situations are governed by consideration of what will build public trust and confidence and are handled with appropriate transparency.”

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  • Jack1952

    “Whilst it is true that the resignation of an officer accused of misconduct could be in the public interest, it is absolutely necessary that such situations are governed by consideration of what will build public trust and confidence and are handled with appropriate transparency.”

    Nothing is more suspicious than closed door hearings and nothing can build trust but complete honesty and an unabashed willingness to admit when your agency has misbehaved. The reason people do not trust police is that they appear to rally around a cop who does wrong and protects him no matter what he has done unless under extreme pressure to do the right thing by the public. The public would trust them more if they showed a willingness to cut the bad apples.

  • ChelseaSawatzky

    that lawyer is scary skinny.

  • NojuanEspecial

    Wish someone would make this documentary in America…

  • Bluelionman England

    Video no longer exists… so it says when I tried to watch :-(