Nearly 50 Metropolitan Police officers have been suspended for corruption in three years, figures show.
Of the 258 officers suspended for offences also including sexual assault, neglect and assault, 38% of cases were proven and 11% of officers were sacked.
The officers were paid about £3.6m during their suspensions.
Shamik Dutta, a lawyer who handles complaints against police officers, said: "The figures are shocking.
My comment: Truly shocking figure indeed.
Read the full story and a breakdown of offences from the source BBC News
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