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  John Yates resigns from Met police over phone-hacking scandal
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ContributorNew Jerusalem 
Last EditedNew Jerusalem  Jul 18, 2011 10:57am
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AuthorThe Guardian
MediaNewspaper - Guardian
News DateMonday, July 18, 2011 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Metropolitan police assistant commissioner John Yates has become the second high-profile Scotland Yard officer to resign over the phone-hacking scandal.

The resignation of Yates – the country's top counter-terrorism officer – comes a day after his boss, the Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson, stepped down.

In a statement, Scotland Yard said: "Assistant commissioner John Yates has this afternoon indicated his intention to resign to the chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA). This has been accepted. AC Yates will make a statement later this afternoon."

His decision to quit came as the Metropolitan Police Authority's professional standards cases subcommittee held a meeting to consider a slew of complaints against him.

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