Former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell told ITV News he has "an excellent relationship" with police in Sutton Coldfield - the Conservative MP's constituency.
When asked if his view of the Metropolitan Police had changed after recent events, Mr Mitchell reiterated his praise of police in Sutton Coldfield.
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Andrew Mitchell has written a piece in which he has accused the police of trying to destroy his career in a smear campaign.
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