Another Major Scotland Yard Resignation in Hacking Scandal

Via WaPoCameron cuts short Africa trip; police second-in-command resigns

Assistant Commissioner John Yates, who years ago made the decision to drop the police probe of the hacking scandal, announced his resignation Monday, one day after his boss did the same.

Yates–once considered a candidate to run Scotland Yard–had defiantly sought to hold on to his position, even after being hauled before Parliament last week for what amounted to a public humiliation. After information emerged that he had dined with News Corp. editors while News of the World was still under investigation, calls for him to step down escalated.

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  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    the more they dig, the stronger the stench.