AC Haymans actions in relation to his briefing the [Crime Reporters Association (CRA)] and then misleading the attendees at the 17:00hrs Management Board meeting and sub-meeting led to inaccurate or misleading information being released by the MPS. AC Hayman either misled the public when he briefed the CRA that the deceased was not one of the four or when he allowed the 18:44hrs 22 July press release to state that it was not known if the deceased was one of the four. He could not have believed both inconsistent statements were true.
The IPCC went on to recommend that the Metropolitan Police clarify the protocol for handling critical information among senior management and take appropriate action against those who do not follow the standards.
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