Policing Authority will 'carefully' consider how it selects officer after Charleton report

The Policing Authority says it will consider very carefully how it selects senior officers following the third report into the Disclosures Tribunal yesterday.

The authority says it will discuss the reports findings with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris when they meet on October 24.

The Policing Autgority is responsible, since January 2017, for the selection and appointment of senior Garda members and for the nomination to Government of the Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner.

In a statement, the authority said: "The Authority also welcomes Commissioner Harris’s statement of acknowledgement of the obligations of the Garda Síochána to the truth, society and the vulnerable."

The report found that former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and former press officer Superintendent Dave Taylor ran a smear campaign against Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe to "repulsively denigrate" his reputation.

Meanwhile, it vindicated Sergeant McCabe (pictured below), describing him as a man of integrity and a fine police officer.

More on this topic

Whistleblower McCabe settles legal actions

Justice for the man who took on the law

Superintendent David Taylor retires on full pension after tribunal criticism

Apology to McCabe was ‘brazen hypocrisy’

More in this Section

Women's Aid: 20,000 incidents of domestic violence against women and children in 2018

Clarity needed on patient impact as tomorrow's strike set to go ahead

Government to publish Summer Economic Statement today

Swimming banned at four Dublin beaches as temperature due to rise this week


Lifestyle

Capturing the castle: Johnstown Castle in County Wexford is well worth checking out

How nature can work wonders for body and soul

Making Cents: Consumer guide to entering PcP car loan contracts

Podcast Corner: An introduction to podcasts

More From The Irish Examiner