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Operation Elveden: Police Officer Arrested
A 50-year-old serving police officer has been arrested as part of an investigation into improper payments to police.
Officers arrested the man in a dawn raid as part of the Operation Elveden inquiry.
He was arrested at his home in the Wimbledon area on suspicion of misconduct in a public office, contrary to Common Law .
The Metropolitan Police said he was an officer in the Territorial Policing command based on a south London borough.
The officer is being interviewed at a south London police station and a search of his property is being conducted.
He is the 60th person to have been arrested as part of Operation Elveden.
It is being supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission and is running in conjunction with Operation Weeting, the Metropolitan Police Service's phone-hacking inquiry.
His arrest is the result of information provided to police by News Corporation's Management and Standards Committee.
It relates to suspected payments to a police officer and is not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately.