Posted by: quiscus | August 17, 2009

August 17, 2009

1.  “Ex-undercover cop reveals the murky world of informants

“All the top criminals will have a cop they are talking to all the time,” says Ronnie. “It’s an insurance policy for them in case anything goes wrong.

“I admit there were plenty of times we turned a blind eye to crimes because they were being carried out by informants – that was common practice.”

He reveals that, although top cops in the command chain regarded informants simply as “flies on the wall” privy to the gossip of the underworld, they were almost always shadier characters than that.

“The management at the top used to have the wrong idea,” he says. “They thought of them just as flies on the wall but the truth is that they couldn’t have known the things they did if they weren’t criminals themselves.

“The top brass used to kid themselves that this wasn’t the case. They were too afraid to admit that the police allowed certain crimes to go ahead in order to solve others.”

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