A Study in Police Corruption

WHEN I come on the department, I had no intention whatsoever of being crooked. I wouldn't have took a nickel if it was lying in front of me. I wanted to be a good cop." Unhappily for Patrolman Gerald Sanford, it was hard to be a good cop in Denver; as of last week he and 42 other policemen or former cops had been implicated in more than 200 safecrackings over the past decade, with a total take of at least $250,000. The rottenness spread beyond Denver. In suburban counties...

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