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Leveson: Elizabeth Filkin on Met chiefs' hospitality

The author of a report into relations between the Metropolitan Police and the media says there was a feeling within the Met that some senior officers had been "filling their boots" with hospitality.

The Filkin Report was ordered by police and Home Secretary Theresa May, after the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World led to evidence suggesting improper ties between officers and the media.

Elizabeth Filkin, a former parliamentary standards commissioner, told the Leveson Inquiry into media standards of conversations she'd had with Metropolitan police officers and other staff, over the hospitality apparently enjoyed by some of their managers.

  • 05 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK
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