IPCC deputy chair Deborah Glass
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Met police showed 'poor judgement' over Neil Wallis says IPCC

An independent report has criticised the Metropolitan police for "blurring" professional boundaries and showing "poor judgment" in hiring the former News of the World deputy editor Neil Wallis as a PR consultant.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) report criticised Scotland Yard's former head of press, Dick Fedorcio, personally for awarding a £1,000-a-day contract for advising the force to Wallis's company, Chamy Media.

IPCC deputy chair Deborah Glass said the decision to hire Wallis showed the Met was "oblivious to the perception of conflict".

  • 12 Apr 2012