London police chief announces resignation amid phone-hacking scandal.

The widening phone-hacking scandal that brought down one of Britain's…

The widening phone-hacking scandal that brought down one of Britain’s biggest newspapers claimed two more casualties Sunday as authorities arrested the paper’s former editor, Rebekah Brooks, and London’s police chief announced plans to resign.

“As commissioner, I carry ultimately responsibility for the position we find ourselves in. With hindsight, I wish we had juggled some matters involved in this affair differently. I didn’t and that’s it,” Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson told reporters.

His announcement came hours after authorities arrested former News of the World editor Brooks in connection with British police investigations into phone hacking and police bribery, her spokesman said. Brooks was released around midnight, but it remained unclear whether she would testify as scheduled Tuesday at a House of Commons hearing on the scandal.

Source: Richard Allen Greene for CNN.

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