Correction: Britain-Phone Hacking story

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 09:45 hrs

In a story Sept. 24 about Britain's phone hacking case, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a senior police inspector was charged with misconduct for allegedly leaking information. The inspector is accused of offering to leak information, not leaking the information.

A corrected version of the story is below:

UK detective charged with offering to leak information

Senior UK detective charged with offering to leak information to Murdoch tabloid in phone hacking case

LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors on Monday charged a senior detective with misconduct for allegedly offering to leak information to the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.

Chief Inspector April Casburn was accused of offering to give information to the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid in September 2010, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Casburn was charged under Operation Elveden, a British police investigation into inappropriate payments to police and public officials. She is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Oct. 1.

The corruption probe is running alongside investigations into phone and computer hacking sparked by revelations that reporters at Murdoch's News of the World tabloid routinely intercepted voicemails of those in the public eye.

Dozens have been arrested in the probes of media wrongdoing and corruption in Britain. Criminal charges have been brought against Rebekah Brooks, the former chief of Murdoch's British operations, and Andy Coulson, a former editor and the ex-communications chief for Prime Minister David Cameron.

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