BBC News – Met press chief Dick Fedorcio resigns
he communications chief at the Metropolitan Police, Dick Fedorcio, has resigned after proceedings for gross misconduct were started against him.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission launched an inquiry last year after it emerged he had contracted out work to a PR firm run by ex-News of the World deputy editor Neil Wallis.
Last week, it ruled Mr Fedorcio should face a hearing for gross misconduct.
But Scotland Yard said his resignation meant this could not now take place.