Press Release: Commissioner’s report on allegations of police involvement in murder delayed : 11th February 2006

The mother and brother of murdered private investigator Daniel Morgan met the chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority, Len Duvall yesterday (10th February 2006) to discuss the progress of the Metropolitan Police’s latest report on the murder.

On 27th October 2005 the Authority was unanimous in ordering Commissioner Ian Blair to produce a report on the failure of four police inquiries to resolve allegations of police involvement in the murder. At a meeting with the Authority that day, Sir Ian informed the authority that the first inquiry into the murder had been “compromised”.

After receiving Sir Ian’s report at the end of January, Len Duvall told the family that he had sent the report back to the Commissioner for further clarification.

The family were told to expect the report by the end of March 2006 at latest.

Len Duvall repeated his undertaking to see the matter to a satisfactory conclusion and renewed his commitment to appointing an independent QC to review the case papers.

“Of course we’re disappointed at the delay” said Daniel’s brother, Alastair, “but we held a lengthy discussion with Len. We're reassured that he’s exercising sound judgement in this situation. We look forward to reading the clarified report as soon as possible.”

Alastair Morgan

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