Met Police comms chief Dick Fedorcio referred to IPCC

Met Police director of public affairs and internal comms Dick Fedorcio has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Met Police: comms chief faces IPCC
Met Police: comms chief faces IPCC
A statement on the Met’s website this morning has outlined that Fedorcio has been referred to the complaints body in connection with ‘the ongoing high level public interest in the relationship between News International and the MPS’.

The commission will examine Fedorcio’s relationship with former News of the World executive Neil Wallis, and the circumstances under which a Met contract was awarded to Wallis’ company, Chamy Media, to provide comms advice.

Met Police commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson resigned from his post on Sunday after coming under fire for hiring Outside Organisation MD Wallis as a comms adviser. He also accepted a £12,000 ‘freebie’ stay at a luxury spa from Outside client Champneys.

Fedorcio is believed to have played an important role in the hiring of Wallis as a PR adviser.

The news comes on the same day that Fedorcio is set to stand alongside Stephenson at a Commons select committee meeting to answer questions on the phone-hacking scandal.

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