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Susan Penelope Akers, CBE, QPM is a retired Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the British Metropolitan Police Service. She held the post of Head of Organized Crime & Criminal Networks in the Specialist Crime Directorate within that force.
She joined the force in 1976.
As of February 2011, she was leading Operation Weeting, the most recent British police investigation into allegations of phone hacking in the News International phone hacking scandal. In July 2011, as the result of documents submitted to Operation Weeting, she also took on the leadership of a related investigation, Operation Elveden.She is also in charge of a third investigation, Operation Tuleta, which is looking at allegations that computers were hacked to obtain private information.Akers has also been leading police inquiries into the potential involvement of intelligence services in relation to detainees held abroad.
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