Senior officer at police watchdog which oversaw Nick the fantasist ‘whitewash’ probe is suspended amid claims he had an affair with a junior colleague
- Carl Beech, aka Nick, falsely accused senior politicians of being child sex killers
- The IOPC cleared officers involved in the Met Police’s botched investigation
- Jonathan Green, who works at the IOPC, had extra-marital affair with colleague
- She admitted the affair and is said to be far younger and more junior than Greeb
Jonathan Green (pictured) has been suspended over an extra-marital affair with a much younger colleague
A senior officer at the police watchdog which oversaw a ‘whitewash’ probe into Nick the fantasist’s claims about a VIP paedophile ring has been suspended.
Jonathan Green is alleged to have had an extra-marital affair with a junior colleague.
He headed up an inquiry that cleared five detectives of misconduct after Scotland Yard’s botched investigation into claims made by Carl Beech.
Senior politicians were wrongly accused of paedophilia and murder as the Met launched a £2.5million inquiry.
Green has previously denied the affair, The Times reports, but the woman admitted to the relationship.
The woman in question is believed to be much younger and more junior than Green, who was appointed deputy director-general of the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in January 2018.
Senior sources at the IOPC are supporting the woman, who has not been named and worked on the investigation into Operation Midland.
Green was suspended following the female colleague’s admission about the relationship.
The blow to the IOPC comes following criticism about its decision to exonerate officers involved in Operation Midland.
Harvey Proctor – who was falsely accused of being a child sex killer by Beech, known as ‘Nick’ – said the affair was ‘outrageous’.
The former Conservative MP – who was paid £900,000 in compensation and legal costs by the Met – is calling for Green to be sacked over the scandal.
He said: ‘When I complained about the IOPC investigation, Green came to see me to explain its findings. He did not declare this apparent personal interest in his junior officer.
Carl Beech was convicted of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one of fraud
‘If this is correct, Green should be fired and it would confirm the IOPC is a sleazy and tawdry organisation that is not fit for purpose.’
The IOPC said: ‘Mr Green has been suspended. An investigation, led by an independent law firm, has been completed for failure to declare a conflict of interest regarding a relationship.’
A hearing will be held at a date yet to be decided in order to consider what should happen to Green.