– Police Federation statement
We welcome the decision by the CPS that there was insufficient evidence to show that the officer at the gate lied in his account and that there was insufficient evidence to show that Mr Mitchell was the victim of a conspiracy of misinformation.
We have always been concerned by the selected information that has been put into the public domain and it is noteworthy that the CPS came to its conclusions after reviewing all the evidence, including unedited CCTV footage from Downing Street.
Former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell has accused the police officer at the centre of the 'plebgate' row in Downing Street of "not telling the truth". But PC Toby Rowland has stood by his account. Another police officer has been charged over the incident