Re: News of the World Shutting DownJul 17th, 2011
The New York Times
Sunday, July 17, 2011 -- 3:02 PM EDT
Head of Scotland Yard, Paul Stephenson, Resigns in Phone Hacking Scandal
The head of Britain’s Scotland Yard, Paul Stephenson, resigned on Sunday over accusations about the police’s handling of phone hacking investigations. In a statement, Mr. Stephenson said he had no knowledge of the extent of phone hacking at The News of the World newspaper, which was owned by News International, part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.
British police have faced criticism over claims that it did not do enough to investigate reports of phone hacking by the media.
His resignation came a few hours after police arrested Rebekah Brooks, the former chief of Rupert Murdoch’s media operations in Britain.
http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na (external - login to view)
Oh my. Another high level casualty. Suspect there are more to come. ....
Rebecca is being questioned now.......and has been for 7 hrs.