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Speaking to reporters to condemn the police and CPS investigation into the "plebgate scandal" that cost Andrew Mitchell his job, he described in detail the devastating personal impact the scandal had on him and those close to him.
Andrew Mitchell MP, former Tory party whip, is speaking to reporters after one police officer was charged with misconduct in public office over the "plebgate" affair that forced him to resign from his job.
"I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my friends, my family, my many constituents in Sutton Coldfield, my staff, my legal team, political colleagues on both sides of the House of Commons and Lords, and members of the International Development Community.
"All who gave me their support and stuck by me throughout a very bleak period."
"I would also like to thank the journalists who refused to side with the mob, when I was caught between the press and police for 89 days."
CCTV footage of Andrew Mitchell leaving Downing Street was broadcast by Channel 4 News.
The CPS, who charged one officer with misconduct in a public office today, said they looked at "previously unseen and unedited CCTV" footage and concluded there was not enough evidence to "show that the officer at the (Downing Street) gate lied in his account".
PC Keith Wallis has been charged for allegedly sending an email to his MP but it is claimed he did not witness the exchange between Mr Mitchell and police officers at the gate.
The police officer charged over the 'Plebgate' affair allegedly sent an email to his MP over the incident but it is claimed he did not witness the exchange between Andrew Mitchell and Downing Street officers, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
A CPS statement said: "We have also received evidence in relation to PC Keith Wallis who sent an email to the deputy chief whip, John Randall who was his MP, saying that he had witnessed the incident.
"We have decided, having carefully considered the evidence in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, that there is sufficient evidence to charge PC Wallis with misconduct in a public office and that it is in the public interest to do so.
"I should make it clear the misconduct allegation relates to evidence that PC Wallis falsely claimed to have witnessed the incident, not to how the incident was described in his account.
"PC Keith Wallis has been charged and is required to attend Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 16 December 2013."
While the Crown Prosecution Service found "insufficient evidence" to show the police officer at the gate of Downing Street lied in his account, it added it was still in the public interest to charge PC Walli, over evidence he falsely claimed to have witnessed the incident.