George Walford: Police

The Independent (30 April) has a front-page article and two inside pages on police corruption. A week or two earlier in the Sunday Times Books section John Stalker, himself a high police official until he got up against the RUC, spoke of police corruption as an accepted fact. The establishment of a police force overcomes the limitations entailed in being without it, but only at the cost of incurring those that come with it, and these include the risk of crooked coppers.

from Ideological Commentary 46, July 1990.