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Police deliver another blow to public trust

The revelation of breathtaking bad behaviour by police who have faked more than a quarter of a million roadside blood alcohol tests has further undermined already battered public faith in public institutions.

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This scandalous practice compromises data on drink-driving and brings into question the ability to police and diminish the road toll.

Prob 2bThis is corruption, even if no bribery or personal financial incentive is involved, as it meant lying about statistics to serve personal interests, rather than the public interest.

The police deny this, and claim instead that the dishonesty is a response to demands to meet unrealistic quotas.

An internal audit…

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