Friday, May 10, 2013 4:08 am
West Yorkshire force did not protect Savile
The Associated Press
The report published Friday concludes that there is no evidence that he was protected from arrest or prosecution as a result of his friendships with officers, some of whom met regularly for gatherings dubbed the "Friday Morning Club."
The report says before his death, Savile was seen as a celebrity fundraiser and harmless eccentric.
Savile's reputation took a dive after his death in 2011 at age 84, when hundreds of witnesses and victims came forward accusing him of sexual abuse. Police have since described him as a serial sexual predator.