London police chief resigns over phone hacking scandal

By David Ferguson
Sunday, July 17, 2011 15:12 EDT
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While denying any personal wrongdoing, London’s chief of police Paul Stephenson has resigned his post over connections to a figure in the News of the World phone hacking scandal, the AP is reporting.

The resignation stems from criticism of Stephenson for hiring former News of the World editor Neil Wallis as a part-time PR consultant for the police from September 2009 to 2010. Stephenson maintains that he himself did not hire Wallis, nor did he have any knowledge of phone hacking.

“I will not lose any sleep over my personal integrity,” he said.

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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