By Sean Padraic
Detective Sergeant Trevor Haken used to be one of many notorious Golden Mile′s such a lot crooked police officers. Now he lives in hiding, in a hell of his personal construction. Graduating from small bribes to stealing cash and receiving kickbacks from drug dealers, Haken turned an informant for the wooden Royal fee into corruption within the New South Wales Police provider. The Commission′s findings despatched shockwaves in the course of the police strength and beyond, leading to the dismissal and resignation of many officers, and the reorganisation of policing within the country. Haken′s position in amassing facts was once an important to the result of the fee and hugely risky. If an individual had searched him and located a wire, he might were killed. And Haken used to be stressed out not less than 80 occasions. the chance elevated at each assembly. Remarkably, writer Sean Padraic won Haken′s aid and belief. utilizing Haken′s phrases and testimony, CONFESSIONS OF A CROOKED COP is a startling...
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You take a bloke into a room and then bring him out and he needs bloody surgery. ’ There were other forms of guile. ‘If a crook gets into court and says, “look, this interview is all bullshit. I was in the room and they typed it out, but I didn’t answer any questions. This bloke here didn’t type it, he was sitting on top of the locker with no clothes on, or strumming a guitar” and of course the jury would say, “Hang on a bit, this bloke is a rabbit”, but it did happen. ’ Strange things went on in interview rooms — far stranger than the writers of a television series might think of.
He wanted to make an impact. On 2 September 1994, Trevor Haken decided to assist the Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service. In the parlance, he ‘rolled’. Haken decided that if he were to assist the Royal Commission, he would have to do more than simply tell his story. He agreed to work as an undercover informant. He would be wired to record every meeting he had with other corrupt police and criminals. In true Haken fashion, his reason for accepting this dangerous brief was simple commonsense.