John Yates

'I Made A Pretty Crap Decision' - Police Officer Who Didn't Reopen Phone Hacking Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

Shortly before resigning from the Met, John Yates referred to his decision not to re-open the phone hacking investigation in 2009 as "a pretty crap on...

Yates Of The Yard - Bahrain GP Security Not Guaranteed

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Sport

John Yates, the former Metropolitan Police officer who resigned over the phone-hacking scandal, has admitted security cannot be guaranteed at the week...

Former NotW Exec Neill Wallis A 'Great Friend' Of Force

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

John Yates forwarded the CV of Neil Wallis's daughter to Scotland Yard's HR chief with a note observing that the News of the World executive had been ...

Scotland Yard Chief Attended Ex-NotW Reporter's Wedding, Leveson Hears

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

Former Scotland Yard counter-terrorism chief John Yates attended the wedding of the News of the World's ex-crime editor, the Leveson Inquiry heard tod...

Journalists Paid Police £2,000 Each For Stories, Ex-Top Cop Says

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK

Journalists paid police up to £2,000 for stories in payments that may have been sanctioned by their newdesks last decade ago, a former top Met police...

Ex-Met Chief To Appear At Leveson

PA | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

The former Scotland Yard commissioner who quit over the phone-hacking scandal will give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards today. ...

I've Had A Good Relationship With The Media, Says Yates

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

A former Metropolitan assistant commissioner who did not reveal that the-then deputy prime minister, John Prescott, had been a victim of phone hacking...

Ex-Scotland Yard Chief To Appear At Leveson

PA | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK

A Scotland Yard chief forced to resign over the phone-hacking scandal gives evidence today at the Leveson Inquiry into press standards. John Yates ...

Yates Of The Yard Cleared Of Misconduct By IPCC

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

Former assistant commissioner John Yates has been cleared by the Independent Police Complaints Commission of misconduct. Yates had been accused of ...

Top PR Man At Met Put On Leave Over Hackgate

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK

Dick Fedorcio, the Director of Public Affairs and Internal Communication for the Metropolitan Police Service, has been put on a period of extended gar...

Boris Blunder Over 'Codswallop' Comment On Phone Hacking

PA | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Boris Johnson would have been attempting to pervert the course of justice if he knew police were actively investigating phone hac...

Al Capone and the Met

Felix Riley | Posted 19.09.2011 | UK
Felix Riley

The vast majority of police officers do their job in good faith and deserve the support and respect of society. But without trust they become nothing but a shadowy arm of the security services. The Met's attitude to outright corruption in its ranks is, at it's kindest, complacency, at its worst a manifestation of that corruption.

Cameron: With Hindsight I Would Not Have Hired Coulson

Huffington Post UK | Jacqueline Head | Posted 19.09.2011 | UK

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE UPDATES. Prime Minister David Cameron has said that "with 20/20 hindsight" he would not have hired Andy Coulson as his chief me...

News Int. Tried To 'Deliberately Block' Met Investigation

The Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK

News International "deliberately" tried to block the Metropolitan Police investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World, a parliamentary co...

The Benefit Of Hindsight: Not That Great

The Huffington Post | Chris Wimpress | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK Politics

"With hindsight" were the watchwords of the afternoon at the Home Affairs Select Committee, as they grilled the outgoing Metropolitan Police Commissio...

Dina Rickman

John Yates: The Prime Minister's Chief Of Staff Blocked David Cameron Being Briefed On Phone Hacking

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK

The prime minister’s chief of staff Ed Llewellyn was the Number 10 official who blocked David Cameron being briefed on "police protocol" surrounding...

SLIDESHOW: Murdoch And Police Chiefs Arrive For Phone Hacking Hearings

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK

Rupert Murdoch and other key players in the crisis engulfing News Corporation over phone hacking have begun arriving outside parliament, where MPs are...

Chris Wimpress

Met Had 'No Reason' To Tell Cameron About Adviser Linked To Phone Hacking

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Wimpress | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK

An official at Number 10 advised the Metropolitan Police against informing the prime minister that the former deputy editor of the News of the World, ...

Sir Paul Stephenson Stands Before Select Committee Over Phone Hacking

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK

Sir Paul Stephenson, the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, is being questioned by a parliamentary select committee over the phone hacking scand...

Phone Hacking Key Players In Parliament

The Huffington Post | Chris Wimpress and Dina Rickman | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

Westminster is bracing itself for one of the biggest days in recent parliamentary history, as two select committees prepare to quiz some of the key pl...

John Yates And Sir Paul Under Investigation By The IPPC

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

The country’s two top police chiefs are being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, just hours after they both resigned. ...

John Yates Resigns, Says He Has Acted With Complete Integrity

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

John Yates has stressed his conscience is clear, in a defiant resignation statement. He condemned "malicious gossip" that had been printed about hi...

Boris Johnson: Questions Over David Cameron's Appointment Of Andy Coulson Are A Matter For Number 10, Not Me

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

Boris Johnson has failed to back the prime minister over the phone hacking scandal, saying that questions over David Cameron's appointment of Andy Cou...

Yates Resigns From Met Police As Scandal Intensifies

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

John Yates, the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, has resigned from his position following criticism of a previous inquiry into phone...

John Yates Recalled To Give Evidence Before MPs

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

The Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, John Yates, has been recalled to appear before the Home Affairs select committee on Tuesday ove...