Managing Corruption in Latin America’s Police Forces

While corruption scandals involving high-ranking officials and multinational companies grab the headlines, corrupt police and other public security forces have a more direct impact on the day-to-day lives of residents in Latin America and corporations are not immune from police corruption. How companies manage these interactions can have significant and far reaching consequences under anti-corruption laws such as the FCPA and sanctions laws, as well as human rights norms. In a guest article, James Tillen and Gregory Bates of Miller & Chevalier explain that corporations should seek to understand their interactions with the police and security forces, assess the risk the interactions pose and ensure their compliance programs are equipped to address those risks. See “Anti-Corruption Developments in Central America: A Clear Path Forward?” (Mar. 18, 2020).

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