London Mayor Boris Johnson says Andrew Mitchell's apology "underscores how wrong it is to abuse police officers". Mr Johnson also commented on the police decision not to arrest Mr Mitchell:
That's an operational matter.
In my book you shouldn't abuse police officers. The crucial thing for me is Andrew Mitchell has apologised.
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