As Britain continues to deal with fallout from the News Corp. phone hacking scandal, which includes illegally accessing celebrities, murder victims' and others' voicemails as well as bribing police officers, Prime Minister David Cameron apparently wants a famous New York City law-and-order type to clean house... but former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton's American citizenship is standing in the way!

The Telegraph reported that Cameron was referring to Bratton, credited with helping NYC's crime numbers plummet, when he said Scotland Yard needed "someone who has been a proven success overseas." But the job description specifically states that applicants must be British citizens. The Telegraph also points out that Cameron was probably trying to distract attention from his own News Corp. scandal-related issues, like hiring a tabloid editor to be his communications director, only for that director to resign and later be arrested for his role in the phone hacking.

Bratton told the Daily News that he hasn't spoken to Cameron yet, "They have not reached out to me, and I have not reached out to them. If a position were open, it's certainly something I would consider. But at the moment, it looks like they have excluded it to British citizens only." Scotland Yard is currently leader-less.

Bratton was featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1996 for his NYC efforts, which roused the jealousy of a certain Rudy Giuliani. He resigned from the LAPD in 2009 and is currently consulting with the troubled LA Dodgers on their security (a Giants fan was beaten into a coma at a Dodgers game).