“Why did it take six days and citizen journalism to shed light on Ian Tomlinson’s death?” Nick Davies asks in today’s MediaGuardian. He examines the role of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and asks ‘who the media can trust’.
BBC Radio 4’s Fergal Keane talks to Lana Vandenberghe, the office worker who leaked documents concerning the Jean Charles de Menezes case.
‘As files passed across secretarial worker Lana Vandenberghe’s desk at the Independent Police Complaints Commission in London, she began to feel that facts of the case were being misrepresented – or not presented at all – to the public,” Keane reports.
“Her decision to take a stand and leak the story to the press would contribute to the pressure on the then Met Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair to resign, but did it also undermine the IPCC?”