Breaking the Law: Bent Coppers

Genre: Crime & Investigation

Duration: 1 x 60’

Year of Production: 2015

Production Company: True North Productions

Commissioned By: Channel 5 UK

Definition: HD

Breaking the Law: Bent Coppers tells the incredible stories of some of the UK’s policemen and policewomen who have been jailed for breaking the law. These stories look at cops who have turned bad, the motivations behind their crimes and the victims they left behind. A bent cop is sentenced to prison for drug dealing and planning a robbery. A criminal officer systematically stole from a 94-year-old widow and even drew up a will to take her life savings. A traffic officer targeted victims with sinister text messages and offered others a way to avoid prosecution – by sleeping with him! A police community support officer stole money from passengers at Gatwick Airport by simply telling them they had to hand it over! These cases are just the tip of the iceberg with hundreds more disciplined, sacked or jailed for being bent.