The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

I'm sure that might be the case, but before we go to that point, I think there is a legitimate responsibility on people with commands of many, many thousands of staff dealing with many issues of national importance to have a connection with the press in the current environment in which we operate. I certainly have no difficulty with senior people at this level, who often had been chief constables before in their own right, having that relationship.

Is it possible that some of them moved beyond what I might have considered acceptable? Well, you'll see from my statement and my book that I think that was the case, but it certainly wasn't the case for all of them.

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