London policeman faces investigation

A SERVING police superintendent with City of London Police has been arrested on suspicion of passing unauthorised information to a journalist.

The officer was arrested by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) on suspicion of misconduct in a public office.

He was arrested after Metropolitan Police officers investigating payments by journalists to public officials passed information to the IPCC.

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In a statement, the IPCC said: “A serving officer of superintendent rank, from City of London Police, has been arrested … on suspicion of misconduct in public office.

“The arrest is the result of information passed to the IPCC by the Metropolitan Police Service team investigating Operation Elveden.”