Police: Officers demonstrated 'poor judgement'

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.

Police have said the officers demonstrated 'poor judgement' over the meeting with Andrew Mitchell.
Police have said the officers demonstrated 'poor judgement' over the meeting with Andrew Mitchell. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

"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."

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