Sir Ian Blair Spinning Exoneration

Ian Blair, who resigned under a cloud as Met Police Commissioner last year, has put out a press release claiming that the unpublished report by the Inspectorate of Constabulary into the awarding of more than £3m worth of Scotland Yard contracts to a friend, Andy Miller, clears him.  Not so fast copper…

James Cleverly, Tory member of the Metropolitan Police Authority, has blogged in response: “The Authority now wishes it to be made explicit that its decision, as recorded in the minutes of its exempt meeting, does not amount to an exoneration of Sir Ian Blair’s conduct.”  Watch this space…




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