What are some of the earliest documented cases of police corruption?

Hello, I am writing an essay on police corruption for one of my classes. To include into my essay, I'm trying to find some early documented cases of police corruption. Google is currently failing to help me. If anyone can give me a link to a page talking about the earliest police corruption cases, it would be much appreciated. THANK YOU!

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  • 7 years ago
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    Here's one that includes multiple major cities, historical examples, more recent examples, and just some generalizations: http://www.copblock.org/15590/9-police-departments...

    Here's one specific to New York, but includes a brief timeline of corruption incidents that may help you find more information about specific examples: http://www.nytimes.com/1986/09/24/nyregion/police-...

    Some of the first police departments include Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. If you're searching for early examples, they would be the departments to look for. Chicago, New Orleans, and Los Angeles could likely provide additional corruption examples.

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