At the conclusion of a lengthy statutory process, the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, has made his decision to call for Chief Constable David Crompton to resign, with immediate effect.
Mr Crompton was suspended by the Police and Crime Commissioner on 27 April this year, following a statement he made the day after the jury gave its verdicts at the end of the Hillsborough inquests.
On 26 April, the jury concluded that the 96 who died at Hillsborough were unlawfully killed and the football supporters did not cause or contribute to their deaths. The Chief Constable apologised on behalf of the force. Those who heard the apology thought it was not only for what had happened in the past but also for questions that were asked by the Chief Constable’s legal team at the inquests which touched on fan behaviour and caused the families distress.
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Police commissioner tells chief constable: Quit now
POLICE commissioner Alan Billings has called on suspended chief constable David Crompton to resign with immediate effect.
Mr Crompton was suspended on April 27 this year over his conduct in representing South Yorkshire Police at the Hillsborough inquests.
His apology after the unlawful killing verdicts sought to justify the force’s heavy questioning during the hearings, which caused victims’ families distress.
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South Yorkshire police chief ‘must quit now’ over Hillsborough statement, demands his boss
THE FALLOUT from the verdicts on the 1989 Hillsborough disaster appeared tonight to have cost South Yorkshire’s most senior policeman his job, after the county’s crime tsar demanded his immediate resignation.
David Crompton’s position as chief constable had seemed increasingly shaky since earlier this month, when the area’s Police and Crime Panel recommended his retirement or resignation.
Mr Crompton was suspended in April from his £162,000-a-year post, following a statement he issued in the days after the conclusion of the inquests, in which he seemed to go back on an earlier apology issued in 2012 about Britain’s worst sporting disaster, by seeking to focus on the behaviour of Liverpool supporters.
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South Yorkshire Police chief David Crompton in legal bid over resignation
The Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police will take legal action over the decision to ask him to resign.
David Crompton was suspended by Dr Alan Billings, the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), after the Hillsborough inquest verdicts in April.
He said Mr Crompton had led a force that put “its own reputation first before considering victims”.
Mr Crompton said the PCC’s resignation call, announced earlier, was “fundamentally wrong”.
He said: “I will shortly be commencing judicial review proceedings in the High Court in order to challenge him.”
Dr Billings said the force needed a new start under new leadership.
Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-37508853
Police chief suspended over Hillsborough to challenge commissioner in court