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Britain's ex-top cop: Too much police-press gossip

Britain's ex-top cop: Too much police-press gossip

The former chief of Scotland Yard has told a British inquiry into media ethics that there has been too much gossiping between senior officers and members of the press.
Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Paul Stephenson says that he believed that relations between some police managers and the media were closer than necessary.
He said Monday there was a tendency on the part of "a very small number" of police officers to gossip or leak damaging information to the press.
Stephenson resigned last year after it emerged that his force had repeatedly failed to investigate widespread wrongdoing at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.
The scandal has prompted a wide-ranging investigation of media ethics and practices.
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Online:
http://www.levesoninquiry.org.uk/


Updated : 2021-06-20 21:08 GMT+08:00