Top police officer told to go over Hillsborough insensitivity – PCC
South Yorkshire’s most senior police officer was told to step down because he showed unacceptable insensitivity to Hillsborough disaster victims, his police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.
PCC Alan Billings suspended Chief Constable David Crompton and on Thursday asked him to resign after he delivered a controversial statement following the Hillsborough inquest alluding to “other contributory factors” to blame for the deaths.
Mr Crompton has said he will take legal action over the decision, which flies in the face of the advice of the Chief Inspector of Constabulary.
Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/news-wire/top-police-officer-told-to-go-over-hillsborough-insensitivity-pcc-1-8156198
The three words that cost South Yorkshire’s police chief his job
THE FALLOUT from the verdicts on the 1989 Hillsborough disaster appeared today to have cost South Yorkshire’s most senior police officer his job, after the county’s crime tsar demanded his immediate resignation.
David Crompton’s position as Chief Constable had appeared to be doomed since a scrutiny panel made up mostly of local councillors recommended he be removed because of his “catastrophic error of judgement” after the verdict in the new inquests into the disaster.
This morning, his boss – the county’s police and crime commissioner Dr Alan Billings – said Mr Crompton was being told to go because he showed “unacceptable insensitivity” to the Hillsborough victims.
Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/the-three-words-that-cost-south-yorkshire-s-police-chief-his-job-1-8155603
Call for David Crompton to quit South Yorkshire Police ‘a mistake’
The decision to force South Yorkshire Police chief David Crompton to resign was a mistake which will be “corrected in the High Court”, the Chief Inspector of Constabulary has said.
Sir Tom Winsor said Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings’ decision was based on three “misunderstood” words in a press release.
Mr Crompton was suspended after the Hillsborough inquest verdicts in April.
He said the PCC’s decision was wrong and he will be taking legal action.
Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-37518489