Four representatives of the police union have been arrested and are being investigated for "potential criminal misuse of police funds".
The Home Secretary is also quoted as saying, "We must never underestimate how the poison of decades-old misdeeds seeps down through the years". Read more in today's Daily Telegraph newspaper
We live in a money-obsessed world and nowhere is this more apparent than within the various departments of the British government. It just happens to be the case that, after the Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise, the police force has access to the most money - much of it untraceable drug money. The temptation to pocket this ocean of cash is irresistable, particularly as there is no outside mechanism to monitor what the police get up to because they are always permitted to investigate themselves.
Read more about police corruption and drug money.