From: Collins, Jacqueline <Jacqueline.Collins@rotherham.gov.uk>
Date: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Subject: RE: Cllr.Gerald Smith’s Formal Police Caution.
Thank you for your e-mail.
I have reviewed the position and the information has been considered by Phil Beavers, Independent Person.
I understand that the situation arose in respect of leaflets which were produced for internal use by the Labour Party were inadvertently distributed to the public. As Cllr Smith’s name was omitted from the leaflet he accepted an *informal caution from the Police. This does not count as a criminal record.*
As the matter has been resolved and as it relates to events two and a half years ago, I take the view that this matter does not need to be referred to a Panel of the Standards Committee for further consideration.
Phil Beavers has, independently, concluded that no further action is required.
Legal and Democratic Services
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
* Rothpol’s emphasis.