The Metropolitan Police Service has called Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry a "healthy and valuable process" and has welcomed its findings.
– Metropolitan Police statement
Although there were incidents that left a perception of cosiness between particular senior officers and some journalists, Lord Justice Leveson found that that did not influence or taint decision-making.
Indeed the Inquiry has said that the integrity of our officers directly involved in the 2006 investigation "shone through" and is not doubted.
The statement also pointed out that Leveson "accepted" the Met's reasons for closing the original 2006 phone-hacking investigation