John Yates

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John Yates (born 1959) is a former Assistant Commissioner in the London Metropolitan Police Service (2006–2011). He was forced to resign due to his relationship with former policemen who assisted the News of the World hack into phones[citation needed].

Off to Bahrain

John Yates, the former Metropolitan police chief who was heavily criticised for his handling of the investigation into phone hacking by News of the World journalists, began working as an advisor by the al-Khalifa dynasty in December. He and former Miami police chief John Timoney are tasked with reforming the country's security services after more than a year of civil violence sparked by pro-democracy protests.[1]


  1. Jerome Taylor and David Tremayne, Ex-police chief's 'safer than London' claim pours fuel on fire of Bahrain GP anger, Independent, 13 April 2011.