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Former Scotland Yard assistant commissioner, John Yates, has been cleared of misconduct, after it was claimed that he had helped the daughter of a News of the World journalist get a job at the Met.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission said in a brief statement that, following a probe into Yates' affairs, no evidence had been found to "justify disciplinary proceedings".

The IPCC said it would publish a final report in the next few weeks.

Yates resigned from his post in July. He was cleared in August of a separate allegation of misconduct during an inquiry by the cop watchdog into the phone-hacking scandal that continues to rock News International - the sister company of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

At the conclusion of that investigation, deputy IPCC chair Deborah Glass said that Yates had made a "poor decision in 2009."

That comment refers to the one-time assistant commissioner's failure to re-open the Met's original probe into phone-hacking claims brought against individuals working for the News of the World.

Yates spent just one day in 2009 looking at the initial investigation into voicemail interception evidence, but concluded at that point that there was nothing worth pursuing further.

The IPCC had investigated his relationship with former NotW deputy editor turned PR wonk for the Yard, Neil Wallis, whose daughter's CV was passed on by Yates presumably to the Met's personnel department.

In July, at the height of the phone-hacking drama, Wallis was arrested by police and later bailed on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications. ®

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