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'Poor judgement' by 2 Met staff

The police watchdog has found that “professional boundaries became blurred, imprudent decisions taken and poor judgement shown” by two former senior Met Police staff in their relationships with a former News of the World executive.

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IPCC: No corruption, but Met policies were breached

The IPCC looked at the Met's hiring of Neil Wallis as well as then Assistant Commissioner John Yates' "alleged involvement in securing a job with the MPS for Wallis' daughter".

In these investigations, at the heart of the issues affecting public confidence was the question of whether two separate arrangements – both involving a form of employment connected to Neil Wallis – were either corruptly entered into or otherwise breached MPS policies and procedures.

In neither case did we find evidence of corruption, but in both cases we found that policies were breached, and in the case of the former Director of Public Affairs, Dick Fedorcio, that there was a case to answer in relation to misconduct.

– Deborah Glass, IPCC Deputy Chair

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