Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
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Metropolitan Police Service officers to face gross misconduct in relation to supervised investigation following incident in Downing Street

The IPCC has supervised the Metropolitan Police investigation into the Downing Street incident since 17 December 2012. This complex investigation examined:

*       Mr Mitchell's allegations that police lied in the "log" of 19 September 2012;

*       the "leak" to The Sun and the Daily Telegraph;

*       a police officer's claim to have witnessed the incident; and

*       any evidence of a conspiracy between this officer and any other person.

In April this year an initial file was submitted to the CPS which resulted in further work being done and today's decision to charge PC Wallis with misconduct in public office.

The evidence will now be put before a jury in respect of PC Wallis

Attributed to Deborah Glass "The Metropolitan Police has proposed, and I agree, that there is a case to answer for gross misconduct for that officer and four other officers from the Diplomatic Protection Group. We will take stock of the CPS decision made today and aim to publish further details in due course."

The full Crown Prosecution Service charging rationale can be found here.


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