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Is paying a police officer to do something legal (something that is in theory part of his/her job, but isn't being done) illegal?

Since there is no country... In Germany, it is legal to offer or give money to a police officer for having done his duty - let's say police officers return your kidnapped daughter unharmed, and you ...
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When does an officer's discretion end, and where does an officer's duty begin?

There is an important distinction between moral duty and legal obligation. Even if an officer should arrest a person, given some moral standard, they are not legally obligated to do so. A test for ...
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Is paying a police officer to do something legal (something that is in theory part of his/her job, but isn't being done) illegal?

england-and-wales Payments to someone to do a job that they're already obliged to do are referred to as 'Facilitation Payments' and are explicity illegal. Facilitation payments are bribes ...
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Is paying a police officer to do something legal (something that is in theory part of his/her job, but isn't being done) illegal?

Yes, it’s the illegal act of corruption new-south-wales s249B of the Crimes Act criminalises an agent (the police officer in your case) from corruptly receiving an inducement or reward to do or not do ...
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Is paying a police officer to do something legal (something that is in theory part of his/her job, but isn't being done) illegal?

It depends on the jurisdiction, and what you hire the officer to do. It is generally legal to hire an off-duty police officer, and here is what Seattle says about that. They are held to the same ...
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Legality of "counter-blackmailing" with calling/reporting to the police

It’s probably blackmail new-south-wales Blackmail is dealt with in Part 4B of the Crimes Act 1900. It involves making unwarranted demands with the intention to gain, cause a loss, or influencing the ...
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Legality of "counter-blackmailing" with calling/reporting to the police

Is there an exemption to the illegality of blackmailing if that blackmailing is off the sort "if you don't stop blackmailing me, I will call the police"? england-and-wales Yes Blackmail is ...
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If someone is busking on a corner and a drug crazed preacher comes along ranting about gospel in slurred speech is there any offence?

"Does the needlessly obnoxious and antisocial manner in which they're behaving and clearly drugged intoxication create any kind of charge like disturbing the peace or something like that?" ...
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