Corruption continues to bedevil the LCPD. We all know that. Which of us hasn't bribed our way out of a speeding ticket? Who amongst our wives and girlfriends hasn't flirted shamelessly, showing her leg, or bra strap or more, in order to save our bacon when we're in trouble for tax evasion? These are part of the things which give Liberty City it's character and something we've all lived with since we were old enough to say, "I'm sorry, officer, you appear to have dropped some money into my wallet, let me give it back to you. Would you like a back rub?"
But, as it turns out, it's not the officers on patrol who like a little supplementary income, but all the way through the LCPD, people are taking back-handers at a record rate. One insider claims "All officers make 90% of their income in back-handers and bribes, but most of them blow it on wild living, so nobody really notices, but now some senior officers are actually getting rich on the back of it."
The result, an Internal Affairs investigation the likes of which the LCPD has never seen before. "We're determined to stamp out all corruption in this town," said Mayor O' Donovan at a news conference yesterday, "We believe there is a serious problem within the LCPD, and we think it is especially problematic in the under-cover unit. They haven't made so much as an arrest, let alone a conviction in 3 years. And most of them drive convertibles. Something isn't adding up."