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Senior Met police officials "breached" Scotland Yard employment policies and demonstrated "poor judgment" when it came to their relationship with Neil Wallis – a former News of the World deputy editor – the UK's cop watchdog said today. The Independent Police Complaints Commission also confirmed today that it had planned to …

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It could not pursue the allegations after Fedorcio resigned, however.

If / When he gets another job with a different force can they investigate him?

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Re: It could not pursue the allegations after Fedorcio resigned, however.

Not a chance. It will be "water under the bridge", "all in the past" and "too late to do anything about it now".

Why was he was allowed to resign after the allegation of gross misconduct was made?

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Re: It could not pursue the allegations after Hayman retired, however.

"Why was he was allowed to resign after the allegation of gross misconduct was made?"

Perhaps similar reasons to those which permitted former ACPO Ltd and Met terrorism specialist, and former phone hacking investigator and pantomime Select Committee witness [1], Andy Hayman, to take up paid employment at News International after he retired on full pay from the Met.

E.g. he was allowed to because he wanted to.

Best thing to do with the Met would be dismantle it and start again.

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfI40CF9_yw

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/criticism-rains-down-on-hayman-after-select-committee-grilling-2313357.html

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"Phone-hacking" please, not phone-hacking

Considering the technical level of most of the readership here, I would like to suggest that the actions now under scrutiny, consisting mostly of accessing the victims' voicemail using their default access codes, not be referred as phone-hacking unless directly quoting a source.

I.e.: "'Despite the growing phone-hacking scandal, [...]', Glass said"; but not "it has been reported that News Corp, which owns News International, is facing three phone-hacking lawsuits in the US."

Thank you.

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Re: "Phone-hacking" please, not phone-hacking

agreed. guessing that someone hadnt changed their defualt pin for thier voicemail is not hacking.

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Re: "Phone-hacking" please, not phone-hacking

You're right...

"it has been reported that News Corp, which owns News International, is facing three accessing the victims' voicemail using their default access codes lawsuits in the US."

is so much clearer and snappier...

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Re: "Phone-hacking" please, not phone-hacking

or about the correct and snappy: "it has been reported that News Corp, which owns News International, is facing three charges of accessing peoples voicemail"

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To avoid major repercussions

Such as becoming unemployable in the security consulting industry:

If you're a bad cop, simply resign before the authorities take action.

The mind boggles that there is no power to go after an ex-cop for illegal activities while he was one.

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Bored now..

Don't you think it is time to give up flogging this dead "phone-hacking" horse? Accessing people's voice-mail is an invasion of privacy, not the end of civilization as we know it. Journo's at all papers do it (and have even admitted such), so all we have now is the witch hunt against News International (nicely pushed by competing news organizations).

Quite honestly, the fact that various senior officers have been accused of taking money from journo's is a much bigger scandal, yet this seems to be conveniently forgotten. How many of them have been allowed to retire? Surely corruption (let's not beat around the bush here) can still be investigated and prosecuted afterwards.

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Re: Bored now..

Depends. In the UK it might be boring. But I am waiting with popcorn to see how this is handled in the US.

Nothing like a organization claiming that government is getting to big and invasive, being too big and invasive.

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" various senior officers have been accused"

"the fact that various senior officers have been accused of taking money from journo's is a much bigger scandal, yet this seems to be conveniently forgotten"

True, but given that there's a very very very close link between parts of the Metroploditan Police and what used to be Fleet Street, it's not so much forgotten as conveniently swept under the carpet, and we should probably not be surprised.

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