Joe Bruno on the Mob – British Police Accused of Corruption

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Well I guess the police departments of New York and Chicago don’t have a monopoly on police corruption.

Former British army intelligence officer Ian Hurst made allegations at the Leveson Inquiry that there is corruption in the Metropolitan Police Force “at the highest levels.”

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And that’s not all.

Hurst also claimed that the police corruption goes hand in hand with the corruption of certain British journalists. The journalist that Hurst explicitly mentioned was Andy Coulson, former editor of The News of the World, who has been accused of having his reporters hack into the computer and phone files of prominent people, in addition to the files of newsworthy people. Unfortunately, Hurst was not able to give the exact details of these corruption charges at the Leveson Inquiry due to a “gagging” order from the courts.

Earlier this year, Hurst said in an interview with BBC’s Panorama that one of his own computers was hacked into by Coulson’s underlings. Hurst also said that in April 2009, following the arrest of an man who possessed hacked documents, it was proven that the security of Hurst’s wife had been compromised.

Hurst said at the Leveson Inquiry, “Andy Coulson was the editor of the News of the World and he is (expletive) big pals with a lot of powerful people including police officers. It is there, it is at the highest level and out there with journalists today. There’s copious amounts of knowledge that the police had (concerning the journalists). That is exactly what you are dealing with here ladies and gentlemen – corruption.”

Hurst added in court that it’s time for the Metropolitan police to come clean. He said the Metropolitan police, “Has let society down, and they should be making a full disclosure.”

What’s baffling is why, when Hurst obviously has the goods on some people, police and journalists included, he is not allowed to divulge the exact details at the Leveson Inquiry. I don’t know how the court system works in Great Britain, but in America when someone appears in court to give evidence, they are compelled to tell all they know. I don’t understand how this “gagging order” comes into play, and why it was instituted concerning Hurst in the first place.

In America, when we appear in court to give testimony, or appear before an investigating committee, we promise “to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”

I guess British law differs from American law in more ways than one.

Someone please enlighten me on this.

You can read the article below at:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/11/28/ian-hurst-corruption-metropolitan-police-leveson_n_1115935.html

Ian Hurst Describes ‘Corruption At The Highest Levels’ Of Metropolitan Police At Leveson

Former British army intelligence officer Ian Hurst has made strong allegations against the Metropolitan Police, claiming there is “corruption at the highest levels”.

Giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry on Monday he said the MPS should provide the probe into press ethics “with all intelligence of police corruption including that at very highest level.

“It is there, it is at the highest level and out there with journalists today,” he said.

The remarkable claims came following a tense session at the London court, in which Hurst was unable to reveal full details of his evidence due to a “gagging” order.

Hurst previously worked in Northern Ireland where he was one of the British army’s contacts for IRA spies.

Earlier this year he gave an interview to BBC’s Panorama into computer hacking and he told the programme he believed one of his computers was hacked by the News of the World.

Hurst says that in April 2009 following the arrest of an unnamed man documents showed that the security of his wife had been compromised.

“There’s copious amount of knowledge that the police had,” Hurst claimed at the inquiry.

He added that the Met “has let society down they should be making a full disclosure”.

He also read out a statement that was made during the filming of a Panorama programme into computer hacking.

“Andy Coulson was the editor [of the News of the World] and he is f*****g big pals with a lot of powerful people including police officers.”

He then added: “That is exactly what you are dealing with here ladies and gentlemen – corruption.”

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5 Responses to “Joe Bruno on the Mob – British Police Accused of Corruption”

  1. There are ongoing police investigations (Elvedon and Weeting inter alia) which hopefully will incorporate Ian Hurst’s evidence (including that as yet not made public).

    The problem for the Leveson Inquiry was that they are not allowed to hear any evidence (and that included evidence from all witnesses) that might compromise these concurrent investigations and subsequent trials. Indeed Rebekah Brook’s “team” have alrady made play of the fact that she might not get a fair trial. Not only that but the Sun’s editor Dominic Mohan was thought by some observers to have had an “easy ride” at Leveson. But then later came the news that some of their jounalists had been arrested.

    We just have to be patient and wait for wheels of British Justice to roll on. Don’t hold the phone – there are hundreds of police officers on the case(s).

    And by the way, the Leveson Inquiry has yet reached its conclusion(s).

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