Andrew Mitchell, Britain's former government chief whip, arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Mitchell is suing News Group Newspapers over a Sept. 2012 article in the Sun newspaper about an incident which concerned a verbal exchange at the gate in Downing Street between Mitchell and police officer Toby Rowland. Mitchell is himself being sued by Rowland in respect of statements he made from Dec. 2012 onwards.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) (The Associated Press)
LONDON – A lawyer representing a former senior British government official has accused the police of using lies and deceit to subject him and his family to abuse in the media.