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The Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood was criticised earlier this week by MPs on the Public Administration Committee for his investigation into former chief whip Andrew Mitchell's row with Downing Street police officers.
Sir Jeremy was not the "appropriate figure" to carry out such an inquiry and his role as an "impartial investigator" was compromised, The Commons Public Administration Committee said.
- 19 September - Andrew Mitchell has an altercation with police officers after they refuse to let him ride his bike out of the main gates of Downing Street.
- 21 September - The Sun reports that Mr Mitchell called the officer "f*****g plebs".
- 24 September - The Sun reports further details citing the official police report. The Daily Telegraph publishes the police log in full.
- 12 October - Mr Mitchell meets members of the Police Federation but fails to win them over.
- 19 October - Mr Mitchell resigns saying his position as Chief Whip had become untenable.
- 15 December - A police constable with the diplomatic protection group, who was not involved in the original incident, arrested on suspicion of misconduct.