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

Sir, again, Elizabeth Filkin, I think, in her first appendix, lists the various acts that officers are subject to when they're dealing with the press, and there are a whole range of sanctions that can be imposed on officers where the penalties will include imprisonment if they go outside the parameters expected of them as a police officer, and she also reinforces that by saying that we're also subject to the discipline code as well, which, again, is very wide-ranging, and officers are fully aware of that and there are plenty enough tools there, I think, to actually ensure that officers do behave in a correct and appropriate manner, and without actually introducing any other form of sanction in addition to those that are already there. Perhaps the processes could be looked at, but the sanctions, I think, are more than adequate.

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