The Murdoch newspaper is the first to state the obvious conclusion of the mishandling of the Levine mess.
Terry Teachout writes:
I’m inclined to think that the only way for the Met to recover from the devastating effects of the Levine scandal is for Mr. Gelb to acknowledge the obvious: His protracted failure to deal with Mr. Levine’s gross misconduct has made it impossible for him to continue to function effectively as the company’s leader. Hence he should resign, declaring that it’s time for a change. To be sure, it’s at least conceivable that he can successfully restore public trust in an institution that no longer deserves it. But of one thing I have no doubt whatsoever: If Mr. Gelb wants to survive Mr. Levine’s firing, he’d better find a way to release the report of the investigation—now.