Deputy Chief Constable replaces suspended police chief
SOUTH Yorkshire Police’s Deputy Chief Constable Dawn Copley has temporarily replaced suspended police chief David Crompton.
Mr Crompton was suspended yesterday due to his handling of the Hillsborough inquest.
The Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings said he had been left with “no choice” but to suspend the Chief Constable due to an “erosion of public trust and confidence” after the Hillsborough disaster inquest verdicts.
Prior to the suspension shadow home secretary Andy Burnham described Mr Crompton’s position as “untenable”.