Sue Akers and Jacqui Hames Expose Top Cops and Public Officials05:04 - Saturday 03 March 2012 - In Categories UK News, Money, UK Videos
Earlier this week, Sue Akers, deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, revealed that for many years Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper regularly bribed high-ranking police officers and encouraged politicians to break the law.
Even more chilling, the following day, former Crimewatch presenter and police officer Jacqui Hames (pictured and above) claimed a gang of cops, ex-cops and reporters from Murdoch’s News of the World harassed her family when she tried to re-open a notorious unsolved murder case.
Before the Leveson Inquiry hearings started in November, stories in the mainstream press exposing police corruption were rare.
But this has become a hot topic and we don’t expect it to cool anytime soon.
Watch journalist Andrew Neil discuss the issue with former cabinet minster Michael Portillo and former home secretary Alan Johnson who reveals how he was consistently lied to by John Yates, Assistant Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, here (until Friday 9 March).