Yates Yard Met
July 18, 2011 by staff
Yates Yard Met, John Yates, head of Scotland Yard anti-terrorist operation has resigned amid ongoing criticism from Met management of phone-hacking scandal. The resignation of Assistant Commissioner Yates yesterday following the departure of Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson Met, who resigned after criticism of the Met News hiring former deputy director of the World by Neil Wallis and media consultant.
Yates announced his resignation after the cases the practitioner of the Metropolitan Police Authority’s Standards Sub-committee announced its decision to suspend after “much deliberation and care.”
The committee issued a statement confirming, “a number of issues have been referred to the Independent Police Complaints, including the participation of an Assistant Commissioner Yates.”
After the committee’s decision was released, Mr. Yates issued a statement, which said the publication of “a lot of times inaccurate, misinformed and downright evil tongues” in danger of becoming “a major distraction in my current position as the national leadership in the fight against t*rror*sm. ”
Mr. Yates had previously rejected calls to resign for refusing to reopen the investigation first met in hacking phone News International.
In his statement, Mr. Yates said: “It’s a matter of great personal frustration that despite my efforts, on several occasions to explain the true facts about my role in this area since 2009, is still confusion about of what took place. ”
Before the meeting of the MPA Yates had faced calls for his resignation by members of the London Assembly Brian Coleman and Jenny Jones.
Conservative IS Mr Coleman, who is also chairman of the fire authority in the capital, said: “Sir Paul has set the example. Until Yates has resigned and went to Scotland Yard for the last time, the Metropolitan Police cannot hope to move forward and restore confidence. ”
Ms. Jones, who represents the Green Party London Assembly and MPA, said they have been “very difficult for him to continue in the Met” had refused refused to quit.
Liberal Democrat Assembly Member Dee Doocey Yates said the decision to resign “for a long time.”
Doocey Baroness said: “John Yates has done an excellent job for the Met, but by his own admission spent only 8 hours reviewing 11,000 pages of evidence in which were buried the details of the most heinous crimes.
“Literally hundreds of victims of piracy telephone were unsuccessful and his resignation is long. He made a monumental error of the sentence rendered his position untenable.”
London Mayor Boris Johnson held a rare City Hall news conference to respond to the growing crisis surrounding the Met.
The mayor denied suggestions he had been “a failure of political leadership” and he and Kit Malthouse AMP President rejected the idea that you should consider their own positions.
Johnson told reporters: “Now is the time to get to the bottom of all these questions and give a new commissioner plenty of time to get her feet under the table, are based on the excellent work of these men and make London increasingly confident in the runup to the Olympics. “
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