Brit Cops Face Probe Over Media Bribes

MPs may investigate whether journos pay police for information
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 12, 2009 7:24 AM CDT
John Yates, assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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(Newser) – British Parliament may investigate police over reports that journalists pay them for dirt on celebrities and criminal suspects, the Guardian reports. Since police opted not to reopen a probe into alleged phone hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid News of the World, several politicians have been seeking to determine if the decision may have have been a strategy to cover up bribes to police.