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The problem I have, in speaking to officers about this, is that these standard operating procedures that the Commissioner referred to, they're not only for association with reporters but also for association, for example, with criminals. What's happened, I understand, in the past is that say, for example, an officer's brother was arrested over something. Well, then what happens, as I understand, is that there's a risk assessment on that officer as to what risk he then poses to the organisation in the area that he is in.

Now, I would imagine -- I've been told that the same thing would happen with association with the press. The point here is that that officer, I understand, will then be very likely not to be placed on investigations where there is sensitive material or involving certain people --

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