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

Well, if I could perhaps just start firstly with the -- this particular sentence:

"... runs the risk of a journalist meeting somebody who notifies their line manager and then getting information for a story later in the day which casts unfair suspicion on that officer."

What I meant there, sir, was that there was one occasion, it happened a number of years ago, and it involved a high-profile murder, where a reporter got quite a good story on this particular high-profile murder investigation and he deliberately took out the press officer who was dealing with that particular investigation or stories on the day before he then published his story around that investigation. And of course the press officer got the blame for that from police officers who were investigating, but I subsequently learnt that it wasn't the press officer who had leaked that story.

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