Met chief resignation calls

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is facing pressure to resign over the leaking of details of the police inquiry into the Andrew Mitchell Plebgate affair.

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Met commissioner 'protected integrity of investigation'

The Commissioner has been repeatedly questioned about Operation Alice (the police investigation into the 'Plebgate' affair) by members of the Home Affairs Committee and by journalists, including in the meetings with a variety of publications on the 25th and 26th March which are documented in our media contact register. He has always sought to allow the MPS to be held to account by providing accurate information whilst protecting the integrity of the investigation.

– Metropolitan Police statement

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