Face Of The Day

Jul 18 2011 @ 7:16pm

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John Yates, the former Assistant Commissioner of the British Metropolitan Police, leaves Scotland Yard after resigning from his position on July 18, 2011. Britain's phone-hacking scandal claimed the scalps of two top policeman as Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday cut short a trip to Africa to deal with a crisis that threatens his own position. Yates, who refused to reopen an investigation into the now-defunct News of the World tabloid in 2009, resigned Monday, a day after the departure of his boss Paul Stephenson, chief of London's Metropolitan Police. By Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images.