Former Met chief Lord Blair criticises leaking of police log at centre of plebgate affair
PUBLISHED November 9, 2012
He said the record of the heated conversation between Andrew Mitchell and police at the gates of Downing Street was "clearly leaked".
The peer also accused the Police Federation, which demanded Mr Mitchell's resignation over the affair - in which the Government chief whip was said to have called officers "plebs" - of behaving in an undignified way.
Mr Mitchell finally quit a month after the initial confrontation but maintained he did not use the term.
The contemporaneous police note of the incident, published in newspapers shortly afterwards, said that he did use it, as well as a flurry of expletives.
Simon Reed, vice-chairman of the Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file officers, said how the information was made public was still unclear.