Former Met boss retired days after report found he had case to answer in Stephen Lawrence probe

Telegraph:

Former Metropolitan Police commander Richard Walton would have a case to answer for misconduct in relation to an incident during the Stephen Lawrence inquiry of 1998, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has concluded.
The report by the police watchdog found that Mr Walton would have a case to answer over a meeting he held with an undercover officer during which it was alleged he obtained information about the family of the murdered black teenager and their supporters.
The report said his actions could have potentially undermined the public inquiry into the case and public confidence in it.
I thought this outrageous loophole had been closed ages ago.  Or does the Met believe that the rules simply don’t apply to senior officers?
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