Steve Rodhouse landed the post under Lynne Owens despite a scathing report that castigated him for Scotland Yard’s disastrous Operation Midland investigation. The dossier by former High Court judge Sir Richard Henriques also savaged Mr Rodhouse over a parallel Met investigation into false claims of rape made against former Tory home secretary Leon Brittan. The NCA said Mr Rodhouse was recruited on ‘merit through an open and fair competition’, that he brought a ‘wealth of talent’ to the organisation, and that his appointment received prime ministerial approval. Mr Rodhouse worked under Mrs Owens in both the Met and Surrey forces. It is a disturbing mystery how Rodhouse was promoted on the back of Operation Midland.’A spokesman for the NCA said: ‘Steve Rodhouse brings a wealth of talent and experience to the role of director general (operations).
Source: Daily Mail November 16, 2019 03:06 UTC