Plebgate meeting cops apology

West Midlands Police officers have said that they "did not plan to mislead anyone" over a meeting they held with Andrew Mitchell over claims he abused police. They also apologised for talking to the media after the meeting.

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Police officers' motive 'seems plain'

Deborah Glass, IPCC Deputy Chair said:

As police officers they had a responsibility to present a fair and accurate picture. Their motive seems plain: they were running a successful, high profile, anti-cuts campaign and the account that he provided to them did not fit with their agenda.

Although Mr Mitchell has made his views about the officers’ conduct clear he has chosen not to make a formal complaint, therefore the power to direct misconduct proceedings is not open to me in this case.

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