Britain’s leading counterterrorism, Assistant Commissioner Bob Quick of the Metropolitan Police Department, has resigned after being photographed holding a classified document in the open that revealed details of an anti-terror operation.
Photographs and videotapes showed clearly the front page of the secret document as Quick got out of a car. The document entitled “Briefing Note: Operation PATHWAY,” involved the plan to arrest 11 people at seven addresses in northwest England as part of “a security-service-led investigation into suspected AQ-driven attack planning within the U.K.”
Quick will be allowed to keep a large pension and to continue to work as a consultant on security matters. He is not expected, however, to be allowed to handle office supplies, particularly manila folders which appear to be confined to higher ranked officials on a “need to cover basis” only.
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