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Daniel Morgan: ‘I don’t accept police apologies’ over corruption, son says

The son of Daniel Morgan has described the findings of a report into his father’s death as a “national shame” and said he does not accept the Metropolitan Police’s apology.The report by an independent panel this week accused the Met of “a form of institutional corruption” for concealing or denying failings over the unsolved murder of the private detective.Morgan was killed with an axe in the car park of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, southeast London, in 1987.Despite five police inquiries and an inquest, no one has been brought to justice over his death.The force admitted in 2011 that...
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Daniel Morgan case: I don't accept Met's apology - son says

Last week the Metropolitan Police was labelled "institutionally corrupt" in its handling of the killing of Daniel Morgan - Britain's most-investigated, unsolved murder. After five separate police inquiries, spanning more than two decades, Mr Morgan's son has said he does not accept their apology. "My dad had an axe embedded...
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Anti-corruption tsar vows to tackle Met police over Daniel Morgan cover-up

Boris Johnson’s anti-corruption tsar has piled renewed pressure on Cressida Dick after describing the findings of an inquiry that called the Metropolitan police institutionally corrupt as “horrifying”. The prime minister’s anti-corruption champion, John Penrose MP, said it was vital that new measures be considered in the wake of last week’s...
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The Daniel Morgan inquiry: corruption and obstruction at the Met

So, an independent inquiry set up to review the murder of the private detective Daniel Morgan has found that the Metropolitan police were “institutionally corrupt” and that the Met commissioner held up the inquiry’s work (Daniel Morgan murder report: six critical findings in focus, 15 June). Our home secretary has let it be known that she has full confidence in the Met commissioner. Who was it who said that a corrupt government needs a corrupt police force?
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Ex-Met chief defends Cressida Dick over Daniel Morgan findings

The Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, has been defended by one of her predecessors after an independent inquiry censured her personally for obstruction and found Scotland Yard to be “institutionally corrupt”. Ian Blair, who served as commissioner from 2005 to 2008, criticised the findings of an independent panel inquiring into...
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Cressida Dick could face investigation over Daniel Morgan case

The Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, could face a new disciplinary investigation after the official inquiry into Daniel Morgan’s murder and corruption in the force found she had hampered its efforts to get to the truth, the Guardian has learned. The police watchdog believes the issues raised could be sufficiently...
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Daniel Morgan: Cressida Dick denies institutional corruption

The Metropolitan Police commissioner has rejected accusations the force is institutionally corrupt following a report into the unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan. Dame Cressida Dick also said she did not obstruct the work of an inquiry into the Morgan case. She has faced calls to resign after the publication of...
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Daniel Morgan: Met handling of murder ‘one of most devastating episodes’ in police force’s history, says Priti Patel

The home secretary has condemned the handling of the murder of Daniel Morgan as “one of the most devastating episodes” in the history of the Metropolitan Police.Priti Patel has written to Met Commissioner Cressida Dick to demand answers after an independent panel accused the force of “institutional corruption”, following a £16m probe into the unsolved murder of the private detective.Father-of-two Mr Morgan was brutally killed with an axe in the car park of a south London pub in 1987.Despite four police investigations, an inquest, disciplinary action, complaints and other operations, there have been no successful prosecutions.A report released today found...
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Met police chief Cressida Dick: I’m ‘honourable’ and won’t resign over Daniel Morgan report

Dame Cressida Dick has said she will not resign as Metropolitan Police chief after the force was accused of being institutionally corrupt.The commissioner also insisted she had not obstructed investigators examining how the Met dealt with the 1987 murder of Daniel Morgan.Led by Baroness Nuala O’Loan, a panel found this week that the Met had made protecting its own reputation a higher priority than finding Morgan’s killer.Its report said: “Concealing or denying failings, for the sake of the organisation’s public image, is dishonesty on the part of the organisation for reputational benefit and constitutes a form of institutional corruption.”The...
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Daniel Morgan murder: a timeline of key events

There have been five police investigations and an inquest into the death of Daniel Morgan – but no one has ever been brought to justice over the private investigator’s killing in 1987. The Metropolitan police have previously admitted the initial inquiry into the unsolved case was blighted by police corruption.
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Daniel Morgan murder report: six critical findings in focus

Daniel Morgan was a private detective based in south London who was found dead with an axe embedded in his neck in a dark corner of a Sydenham pub car park a few minutes before 10pm on 10 March 1987. Despite four full police investigations, several smaller inquiries and two...
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Daniel Morgan: Report 'should never have taken this long', says Labour

Daniel Morgan: Report 'should never have taken this long', says Labour. An independent panel has accused the Met Police of "forms of institutional corruption" for concealing or denying failings over the unsolved murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan. No-one has been brought to justice over the father-of-two's death in 1987,...
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Daniel Morgan: Met Police accused of 'form of corruption' in report

The Metropolitan Police was institutionally corrupt in the way it concealed or denied its failings over the unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan, a report has found. The force's first objective was to protect itself, said Baroness O'Loan, the head of an independent panel. Private investigator Mr Morgan was attacked with...
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Daniel Morgan murder: who are the key figures linked to scandal

Here we take a look at some of the key figures and most high-profile names linked to the Morgan murder scandal. Rees was Morgan’s former business partner. With Morgan, he set up Southern Investigations, a detective agency, in 1984, and was the last person known to have seen Morgan alive.
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Daniel Morgan murder: inquiry brands Met police ‘institutionally corrupt’

The Metropolitan police have been described as “institutionally corrupt” and its commissioner, Cressida Dick, personally censured for obstruction by an independent inquiry set up to review the murder of the private detective Daniel Morgan. The findings of an independent panel inquiring into Morgan’s killing in 1987 triggered calls from his...
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Daniel Morgan murder: Report 'deeply alarming', says Patel

An independent panel has accused the Met Police of "forms of institutional corruption" for concealing or denying failings over the unsolved murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan. Despite five police inquiries and an inquest, no-one has been brought to justice over the father-of-two's death in 1987, with the Metropolitan Police...