Chief Inspector Andy Dunn
Head of complaint support
Directorate of Professional Standards
23rd Floor North
Empress State Building
London SW6 ITR
CC Alison Saunders (DPP)
G McGill (CPS Head of Organised Crime Division)
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe (Commissioner)
Commander Neil Basu (Head of Operation Elveden)
Detective Inspector Daniel Smith (Operation Elveden)
John Whittingdale MP
George Eustice MP
Sir Gerald Howarth MP
3 February 2014
Dear Mr Dunn,
More than a year has passed since I submitted evidence (on 21 January 2013) to Operation Elveden concerning the illegal supply of information by the Metropolitan Police to the Daily Mirror, the perjury of Piers Morgan and Jeff Edwards when giving evidence under oath to the Leveson Inquiry and the failure of Det Supt Jeff Curtis to investigate my original complaint..
The evidence included a letter from Piers Morgan when editor of the Daily Mirror to the PCC in which he admitted receiving information from the Met Police in circumstances which can only have been illegal. That letter alone is sufficient to charge Morgan. Scandalously, no investigation has begun.
On 6th December you wrote to me asking for a recapitulation of my complaints, something that would have been unnecessary if you had read my initial submission to Elveden. Nonetheless, I provided you with the recapitulation (see below my email of 9th December ). I am still waiting for a response to that email from you or anyone else within the Met Police.
The longer the Met delays making a decision, the deeper the hole the organisation is digging for itself. If there is a continuing refusal to investigate Morgan et al, the Met will simply make the hole deeper, for no disinterested party is going to believe that an investigation should not have been made once they have seen the Morgan letter. Because of that the Met needs for its own sake to supply me with a conclusive answer very soon saying either an investigation has been started or that no investigation will be made. If it is the latter, I shall require a full explanation for the failure to investigate.
The reasons for the failure to begin an investigation are plausibly (1) the high profile nature of those accused and (2) the misconduct of police officers in dealing with my original complaint and the present complaint. Those reasons constitute both an attempt to pervert the course of justice and misconduct in a public office. You might like to bear that in mind when considering your own position.
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