An Essex policeman sacked after leaking information to the media about the "Plebgate" row involving Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell has said he would do it all again and has no regrets.They really can’t ‘learn lessons’, can they?
Mr Glanville said he had thought it likely no one would take action over the incident, which he heard about a few hours after it happened, so he contacted the newspaper.
Three other officers lost their jobs in the aftermath.Whoops!
Pc Keith Wallis was jailed and dismissed for emailing his MP pretending to have witnessed the confrontation.
Pc Susan Johnson lost her job after she exchanged text messages and a phone call with Mr Glanville around the time he contacted the tabloid, and for failing to report that Wallis had sent her a copy of his email.
Pc Gillian Weatherley, who was on duty on the day of the confrontation between Mr Mitchell and Mr Rowland, was sacked over leaks to the press. She sent a photograph of an email Mr Rowland had sent to his bosses about the row to Mr Glanville.What a loss to the Essex Farce they must have been…
Mr Glanville, who now works as a car salesman in Essex, has told the Sun he was sorry Ms Weatherley was dismissed, insisting she had no idea he had been in contact with the press.So…he’s not sorry about the others?
Mr Glanville also hit out at the Met Police, saying they should have supported their officers over the incident.They did support their officers. They supported them by giving the old heave-ho to a bunch of incompetent & unprofessional people unfit to wear the uniform.
Let’s hope they find some more.