In the Media

Plebgate: Finally, Andrew Mitchell has been vindicated

PUBLISHED November 29, 2013

Andrew Mitchell has been vindicated this week by the formal allegations of gross misconduct against five policemen, one of whom is also facing a criminal charge. This, along with the knowledge that three Midlands officers representing the Police Federation lied about a meeting with Mr Mitchell, ought to close the main Plebgate file. This is not to pre-judge the enquires: it is simply a recognition that for the Crown Prosecution Service and the Independent Police Complaints Commission to act shows that there were serious improprieties around the handling of the whole affair.