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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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IPCC 'washed their hands' of plebgate investigation

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has hit out at the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), saying they "washed their hands" of the "plebgate" investigation.

Bob Jones told BBC's Daily Politics the Police Federation conducted "a very thorough investigation".

Bob Jones said the Independent Police Complaints Commission had 'washed their hands' of the probe. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

He said the probe was "supervised by the IPCC, the results of which were then put to three senior officers in three different forces, who all came to the conclusion on the facts and the legal advice that there was no case for levying any disciplinary action".

"That is a fair and open process which at any time the IPCC could have taken over and run themselves, they decided not to, they washed their hands of it and then made a rather inflammatory statement at the end," he added.

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