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Rat in the Ranks

bookies, police, pimps, perjury and thugs and the man who stood above it all

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Authors: Alan Leek
07/Jun/2021
History, Police Service
260
Paperback
230 x 150mm
9781922488145
$29.99

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This is a story of one man’s battle against the odds to hold to the truth he knew about police corruption in an era of SP betting suppression that led to three Royal Commissions that rocked the State. It is also a tale of gangsters, murderers and thugs in an era where crime flourished.

Australia was a grim place during the Great Depression. Betting was inexpensive entertainment for the masses, but outlawed, police were forced to pit themselves against their public who flouted the law. Mendelssohn Bartholdy Miller was a young office called to this duty, but discovered a world of corruption. He was ostracised, shunned and considered a ‘’rat’’ for refusing to take part. This is a story of one man’s battle against the odds to hold to the truth he knew about police corruption in an era of SP betting suppression that led to three Royal Commissions that rocked the State. It is also a tale of opportunities seized by gangsters, murderers and thugs in an era where crime flourished.

Alan Leek

Alan Leek

Alan Leek is a 34 year veteran of the NSW Police, having served as a detective in Sydney,  its suburbs, and the surrounding Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains areas before becoming  officer-in-charge of Blacktown-Mt.Druitt detectives.  Promoted to commissioned rank, he held the position of staff officer-intelligence in the Blacktown District before taking up command of the […]

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