Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the Ecuadorian Embassy on December 20, 2012 in London, England.
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February 10, 2015 8:43 AM EST

British police are reviewing a policy to maintain a 24-hour watch on Julian Assange, more than 2 years after the WikiLeaks founder fled into the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid extradition for a sexual assault case in Sweden.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said in a radio interview that the constant surveillance of Assange was “sucking our resources,” the Associated Press reports.

Posting police outside of the embassy had cost upwards of $15 million a year, according to official estimates released last week.

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