Why is police watchdog dragging its heels over Johnson-Arcuri investigation?

Boris Johnson and Jennifer Arcuri: What have they been up to? And why is the IOPC holding back from telling us?

The Independent Office for Police Conduct is saying it is unlikely to release the result of its investigation into the propriety of a relationship between Boris Johnson and Jennifer Arcuri until May.

The delay is holding up other investigations, by the London Assembly and current London Mayor Sadiq Khan, as the IOPC asked for them to be put on hold until it released its findings.

An investigation by the Tory-run Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport found no wrong-doing, as one would expect from an organisation run by Conservative MPs.

The IOPC is investigating a £10,000 grant given to Arcuri, who was friends with Johnson, by mayoral organisation London & Partners in 2013, and examining whether Arcuri’s admission to City Hall trade missions was reasonable.

It has said it is unlikely to have its results until after the purdah period for the London Mayoral elections begins on March 23, in which case it would not be able to release them until after the election on May 7.

One is led to question whether a change to a Tory mayor may put a stop to the London Assembly and London Mayor investigations. If so, is the IOPC covering up for Boris Johnson – even if inadvertently?

Source: Police watchdog probe into Johnson and Arcuri not expected before May : CityAM

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2 thoughts on “Why is police watchdog dragging its heels over Johnson-Arcuri investigation?

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    Hmm do you really think that the upper half would leave their dirty washing into public domain a few threats to those investigating would derail it don’t be daft

  2. Dez

    Whats that wiff I can smell in the air. Strange how the wheels of justice can do fast and slow especially if the so called Elite are anywhere involved pulling the brake strings. As if our beloved prime minister would be influenced by a pretty bouncy blond business woman who was all over him like a rash. I’m equally sure the custodians of the generous purses were vetting these contributions with determination and a robust eye on behalf of the tax paying public. .

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