PSNI officer who protested use of term 'collusion' re-employed

29 November 2011

A retired senior police officer who urged the police ombudsman not to use the term collusion in a report last year, has been re-employed by the PSNI to help it deal with the past. The former acting assistant chief constable retired earlier this year with a Patten redundancy package. The BBC has learned that the officer wrote to Al Hutchinson over a report into the 1972 Claudy bombing. He protested about the proposed use of the term collusion.