Metropolitan Police press leak investigations 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4253
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many press leak investigations has the Met Police conducted after these 38 leaks, which were disclosed by Bernard Hogan-Howe at the Leveson Inquiry?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police press leak investigations 2

Answer for Metropolitan Police press leak investigations 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Operation Elveden was established to investigate leak related allegations. This relates not only to police officers or staff, but to all public officials who have been paid to leak information to the media.

Operation Elveden has dealt with an estimated 67 suspects who are public officials (to date). 

DPS has also independently investigated a further 2 allegations where it is claimed that officers involved in the investigation of leaks may have leaked information.

In any case, it is possible that these individuals could have been responsible for more than one leak.