London police push for first phone-hacking charges
By Richard Allen Greene, CNN
April 18, 2012 — Updated 1106 GMT (1906 HKT)
- Police give prosecutors files on 4 journalists, a police officer and 6 other people
- Dozens of people have been arrested over phone hacking, but no one has been charged
London (CNN) — London police have asked prosecutors to file charges against 11 people in connection with phone hacking by journalists, the Crown Prosecution Service said Wednesday.
The suspects include four journalists, a police officer and six other people, the CPS said, declining to name them.
Authorities said they did not know when a decision would be made about charges.
Dozens of people have been arrested in the investigation, which has been running more than a year, but no one has been charged.
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. shut down its British Sunday tabloid, the News of the World, after public outrage at the scale of illegal eavesdropping its journalists did in search of stories.
CNN’s Claudia Rebaza and Dan Wright contributed to this report.
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