Just a question for all you out there.
I read many mystery/thriller novels and one of the usual cliches is the police antagonism toward anybody bringing down dirty cops. Now, naive person that I am, I would think that as with most professions, you would welcome people cleaning out the bad apples, the ones that give the profession a bad name.
Is this just a fictional trope or does it describe a reality? Because if it does, what kind of people are we giving power to?