Saturday, February 25, 2012

#Murdoch #MET Corruption :Senior Police Officer Investigated - Independent - Police Complaints Commission....

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has confirmed that it has launched a new probe into an allegation of inappropriate disclosure of information between a senior Metropolitan Police officer and a News International executive.

The watchdog confirmed that a referral had been made by the Force following documents passed by Op Elveden, which is focusing on inappropriate payments to police and public officials.

It has been confirmed that the investigation relates to apparent contact between an officer and a News International executive during the original 2006 phone-hacking investigation.
The IPCC said there was no evidence at this stage of any inappropriate behaviour. The Met said the officer, based in Specialist Operations, would not be suspended although the situation is still being kept under review.

IPCC Deputy Chair Deborah Glass said: “Ever since Operation Elveden was first referred to the IPCC in July 2011 I have personally overseen the investigation.

“A number of specific matters have since been referred and I have reviewed each on a case-by-case basis with a view to using our powers and resources as effectively a possible.

“In this case, the allegation of an inappropriate disclosure of information from an MPS officer to an executive at News International raises important issues of public confidence in the MPS. I believe it is right that we independently investigate this to determine if there was any wrongdoing