It had been hoped that Baroness Nuala O’Loan would be a clean sweep and draw a line under the debacle that is, and was, the Daniel Morgan murder along with subsequent cover ups. Alas, delay after delay, coupled with her close association to tainted figures such as Yates, Wood et al, means that we may never get closure.
It would appear that the Metropolitan Police are in large measure going to carry the can. From Campbell’s loss of the “golden hour” while drunk on duty, to Det Ch Supt Dave Cook’s misuse of supergrasses (mentally ill drug addicts) such as Gary Eaton, New Scotland Yard have been mired in corruption.
Operation Abelard II was sabotaged from within, and the Morgan family campaign had a police ex Det Con relay all information back to his handlers. Financially the panel has cost much, yet plod quibble about adequate compensation for Jonathan Rees and others falsely accused. Damage limitation is the name of the game, though some heads must roll to placate wrath.