Code of Silence

Code of Silence

The True Story of How One Honest Police Officer Took on Australia's Most Corrupt Police Force and Survived

eBook - 2016
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Wherever there is power and money, there is always the risk of corruption. But everyone has a choice: to become involved or to take a stand against it." Colin Dillon is an extraordinary man. He was the first Indigenous policeman in Australia. But that is actually a very small part of his story. He was also the first serving police officer to voluntarily appear before the Fitzgerald Commission of Inquiry in 1987 and give first-hand evidence of police corruption. He did this at a time when the Fitzgerald Inquiry was beginning and struggling for traction. His evidence at the Inquiry was instrumental in eventually sending some police, including Police Commissioner Terry Lewis, and politicians to prison. Revealing, powerful, and uncompromising, this is the story of Colin Dillon's nearly 40 years in a police force rotten to the core. It describes the extraordinary range of criminal activities-drugs, gaming, SP bookmaking, brothels, vehicle theft-that were allowed to operate with impunity in return for bribes. It also tells of the high price an honest man and his family paid for his decision to break the code of silence. --Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Allen and Unwin, 2016
ISBN: 9781952533891
Characteristics: 1 online resource (352 pages)
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Additional Contributors: enki Library (Online service)

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