– Detective Sergeant Stuart Hinton from Warwickshire Police
We showed poor judgment in speaking to the media immediately following the meeting with Mr Mitchell. I think we are all happy to take the criticism on the chin for that.
What we should have done is given ourselves an opportunity to debrief the meeting.
We certainly didn't lie intentionally.
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.