Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 December 2014

Yard hacking probe decision in days

Metropolitan Police media chief Dick Fedorcio will find out if he faces punishment over his connections with a phone-hacking suspect
Metropolitan Police media chief Dick Fedorcio will find out if he faces punishment over his connections with a phone-hacking suspect

Scotland Yard's media chief will find out within days whether he faces punishment over his connections with a phone-hacking suspect.

The police watchdog has completed its inquiry into allegations of gross misconduct against Dick Fedorcio, head of public affairs.

Investigations focused on Mr Fedorcio's links to former News of the World executive Neil Wallis, who won a PR contract with the force before his arrest.

Scotland Yard confirmed it had received the Independent Police Complaints Commission's report into the decision to employ Mr Wallis, of Chamy Media, as a specialist adviser.

"We are currently considering the report's findings and will respond to the IPCC in due course," a spokesman said.

Mr Fedorcio has been on extended leave since August last year. Mr Wallis is currently on bail pending further investigations.

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