Friday, September 07, 2007

Cops admit spinning 'good news' on crime to public

TOP cop Jerry Savill has admitted colluding with politically controlled council spin doctors a about how to present crime issues to the public.

The Tower Hamlets borough police commander told councillors he regularly 'co-operated' with the Labour-controlled Town Hall about spinning 'good news' stories to the press.

Chief Supt Savill was asked by Tory Opposition leader Peter Golds whether police
"colluded" to issue media releases and prevent worrying criminal incidents reaching the public.

He replied: "We tend to use the media to promote good news in co-operation with the local authority."

His comments came during a grilling before the authority's overview and scrutiny committee on September 4.
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