Leveson Part Two: the true story of police corruption, press criminality & political complicity
What is the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel Report?
Daniel Morgan was a PI reportedly set to expose police corruption in 1987. But before he could do so, he was murdered.
Five police investigations have failed to find the culprit, but what they have found is evidence of institutional police corruption and attempts to interfere in the investigations into Morgan’s death from journalists working for Murdoch’s old paper, the News of the World.
In 2001, the family of the police officer heading up the fourth investigation into Morgan’s murder was followed and spied on by the News of the World.
Why? It’s claimed that a network of corrupt Murdoch journalists and police officers are connected to Daniel Morgan’s murder – and that they followed the family of the detective pursuing his case in an attempt to intimidate him.
Leveson Part Two was the public inquiry promised to thoroughly investigate the allegations of News UK interference. The Conservative Government cancelled it in 2018, in a decision thousands of Hacked Off supporters are campaigning to reverse.
However, Daniel’s family were also promised that there would be an Independent Panel investigation into the circumstances of Daniel’s death and the corruption which has followed. After eight long years, that Panel is finally expected to see its report published on June 15th.
Learn about this case and keep up to date with developments in the articles below, and visit the Justice4Daniel website to hear the latest from Daniel’s family.
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Justice for Daniel Morgan: Finish the Leveson Inquiry Britain’s most investigated murder, and how Rupert Murdoch’s best selling Sunday tabloid was inextricably linked with it for three decades. By Peter Jukes A previous version of this article is available here in Byline. It is updated and reproduced here with the author’s consent. Daniel’s brother Alastair…