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Second Scotland Yard official resigns amidst phone-hacking scandal

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John Yates, the deputy commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, resigned on Monday, becoming the latest victim of the phone hacking scandal that is rocking the British establishment. Yates’s resignation follows the arrest of Rebekah Brooks, the former top executive at Rupert Murdoch’s News International, and the departure of Sir Paul Stephenson, commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, commonly known as the Met, or Scotland Yard. Both Yates and Stephenson claim to have done nothing wrong, saying it had simply become impossible to do their jobs.

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