The remit of the Independent Panel was to shine a light on the circumstances of Daniel Morgan’s murder, its background and the handling of the case over the period since 1987.
In so doing, the Panel sought to address the questions relating to:
- police involvement in the murder;
- the role played by police corruption in protecting those responsible for the murder from being brought to justice and the failure to confront that corruption; and
- the incidence of connections between private investigators, police officers and journalists at the former News of the World and other parts of the media, and alleged corruption involved in the linkages between them.