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.
It's turning out to be a big week in the life of the story we call "plebgate".
West Mercia Police have confirmed they are reviewing a report on the 'Plebgate' scandal which is alleged to have been fundamentally altered.
Claims have emerged police officers changed the conclusions of a probe into a meeting between Andrew Mitchell and federation members.