The corrupt cop has long been a fixture in film, thanks to the many crooked lawmen who've besmirched the badge in real life by accepting bribes, brutalizing suspects, and even committing murder. This Friday, the brotherhood of loathsome movie police gets a new member: Dave Brown (played by Woody Harrelson), an exceptionally dirty and bigoted LAPD officer whose corruption and brutality cause his world to crumble in writer-director Oren Moverman's new crime drama, Rampart. Inspired by Harrelson's breakneck portrayal of Brown's descent, we count down The 25 Most Despicable Cops In Movies.

Written by Jason Serafino (@Serafinoj1)

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