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Home Secretary Theresa May told the Home Affairs Select Committee it was "quite wrong" of West Mercia Police not to take disciplinary proceedings against the three officers.
Mrs May said: "The IPCC statement makes troubling reading.
"If it is indeed the case that warranted police officers behaved in the way Deborah Glass has described, that's not acceptable at all."
A statement from the Police Federation of England and Wales, which represents tens of thousands of rank-and-file officers, said:
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has released the transcript of the meeting between Andrew Mitchell and three representatives of the Police Federation.
The police watchdog said a misconduct panel should decide if the three police officers gave a false account of the meeting with the former Conservative chief whip.
The meeting took place after Mr. Mitchell was accused of calling police officers plebs.
The full transcript can be read here.
Asked if David Cameron thought disciplinary action should be taken against the three officers, the Prime Minister's official spokesman told a daily Westminster media briefing:
Deborah Glass, IPCC Deputy Chair said West Mercia Police found that although the Police Federation contributed to the pressure on Mr Mitchell and his decision to resign, none of the officers had a case to answer for misconduct or gross misconduct.
A statement from Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands Police said: "Despite a thorough investigation under the supervision of the IPCC we do not believe that there is sufficient evidence to support the view that the officers concerned should face misconduct proceedings.
"Our view is that the officers have demonstrated poor judgement in arranging and attending the meeting in the first place."In light of this, our position is that management action is a proportionate response."
Andrew Mitchell has said that three police officers requested a meeting in the wake of the plebgate scandal "under false pretences" before, "openly misrepresent the contents of that meeting."
Deborah Glass, IPCC Deputy Chair said:
A misconduct panel should decide if three police officers gave a false account of a meeting with former Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell to discredit him, the police watchdog has said.
But the deputy chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), Deborah Glass, said that as Mr Mitchell has chosen not to make a formal complaint, she is powerless to direct misconduct proceedings.
The three officers were accused of deliberately misrepresenting what Mr Mitchell said during a meeting in his Sutton Coldfield constituency office on 12th October last year when they gave interviews immediately afterwards.
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It's turning out to be a big week in the life of the story we call "plebgate".
West Mercia Police have confirmed they are reviewing a report on the 'Plebgate' scandal which is alleged to have been fundamentally altered.