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GGD-98-111, May 28, 1998 (43 pages). Law Enforcement: Information on Drug-Related Police Corruption. [Text] [PDF]

Recent police corruption cases in several cities have underscored the link between police corruption and illegal drug activities. This report studies the impact of drug trafficking on police corruption in large cities with significant drug problems. Although GAO did not locate any central data sources that would allow it to reliably estimate the extent of police corruption or how much corruption is drug-related, the literature GAO reviewed, along with interviews with officials and academic experts, provided information on the (1) nature and extent of known drug-related police corruption in certain large cities; (2) factors associated with known drug-related police corruption; and (3) practices that have been recommended or implemented to prevent or detect drug-related police corruption.