2nd Scotland Yard Official Resigns
Another casualty of hacking scandal: Assistant Commissioner John Yates
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 18, 2011 12:20 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Britain's spreading phone hacking and police bribery scandal forced another of London's top police officers to resign. Scotland Yard chief Paul Stephenson stepped down last night, followed out the door today by Assistant Commissioner John Yates—who decided two years ago not to reopen police inquiries into phone hacking and police bribery by tabloid journalists, saying he did not believe there was any new evidence to consider.

 

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