From the New Statesman in Britain:
BREAKING: John Yates resigns
Posted by Samira Shackle – 18 July 2011 14:19
The assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has resigned.
John Yates has resigned. The Metropolitan Police made the following statement:
“Assistant Commissioner John Yates has this afternoon indicated his intention to resign to the chair of the MPA [Metropolitan police authority]. This has been accepted. AC Yates will make a statement later this afternoon.”
This follows reports this morning that Yates was to be suspended pending an investigation into his handling of the phone-hacking crisis and his relationship with former News of the World executive Neil Wallis.
Yates, who told Sky News this morning: “I have done nothing wrong”, resigned before this suspension could take place.
He will be replaced temporarily by Cressida Dick.
THE police watchdog ruled today that Scotland Yard inadequately investigated officers for using excessive force against a wheelchair-bound student fees protester: here.