Police Plebgate meeting apology

Chief Constable David Shaw of West Mercia Police has written to former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell to offer "a profound unreserved apology" over the 'Plebgate' meeting.

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Davis calls for police to wear cameras after 'plebgate'

Senior Conservative MP David Davis has called for police officers to wear a camera and microphone while on duty in the wake of the "plebgate" row.

Mr Davis, an ally of Andrew Mitchell and a former shadow home secretary, wrote in The Times (£) that such technology could help curb the use of force by officers and also "help to defend police officers who have vexatious claims made against them".

David Davis is an ally of Andrew Mitchell and a former shadow home secretary. Credit: PA Wire

He said there is "a crisis of ethics" within the service and called for "root-and-branch reform of policing culture", starting with a Government-appointed Royal Commission to investigate their conduct.

"Regrettably it appears that the Mitchell case is merely a high-profile example, not an isolated one", he added.

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