Ex-editor arrested in UK hacking scandal
July 17th, 2011
11:59 AM ET

Ex-editor arrested in UK hacking scandal

Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks was arrested Sunday in connection with British police investigations into phone hacking and police bribery, her spokesman told CNN.

She is being quizzed by police in London after having come in by appointment, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

Brooks did not know she was going to be arrested when she arrived, her spokesman Dave Wilson said.

She resigned on Friday as chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's News International, which published the News of the World.

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  1. DenDoog

    A difference between teh US and the US. Powerful people like this are never arrested in the US. If they are, the're allowed to turn themselves in, and only after their lawyers have arranged for them to be booked and released.

    refreshing.

    July 17, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • GeorgeWBush

      You're right, thank goodness there's justice. I've always suspected that there's no way you move up the ranks that quickly without selling your soul to the devil. She's up to her neck in this..........

      July 17, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. greg

    I hope Rupert Murdoch gets arrested. All these other ppl are just foot soldiers in his empire of filth. From News of the Wolr all the way to Fox News, there is nothing but tabloid journalism at its lowest. This man has turned politics into a mud-slinging contest. And the average people are the only losers. Congress should bring an end to this by liquidationg his US holdings in the interest of our nation. Hannity and O'Reilly should clean toilets in Harlem for 10 years to regain some humanity.

    July 17, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. GBUSH3

    Hey people, You want to read juicy news. You want your journalists to do investigative journalism. But you want them to behave like a saint. That's quite too much to ask for.

    July 17, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Michael

    Where is all the Fox linking: Obama, Rev. Wright, Muslim, un-American
    I guess Fox doesn't want to mention: Murdoch, Crime, Palin, Huckabee, Corruption, Scandal, Fox

    July 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. oldboldgold

    So why was Eric Holder assigned this case in the U.S.? He is well known for working tirelessly to get the Puerto Rican terrorists off... finally got their sentences commuted (by Clinton) in 1999. He has a poor record on white collar crime. Guiliani is going to run for President... one of Murdoch's buddies... Murdoch gave his firm $100k for lobbying. What a snarl.

    July 18, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. robi

    I really dont know why she did that, it was really embarrassing knowing that she was a former new chief editor. but who are we to judge her, lets just wait and see what would be the consequences after this. I understand that all of us, have our own reason, but lets all be responsible enough to our action. it must be hard for her, she was clueless and w/o knowing that she got arrested right there and then.

    July 18, 2011 at 3:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
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