South Yorkshire’s former chief constable David Crompton has started legal proceedings against the county’s crime commissioner after claiming the decision to call for his resignation last week was “unlawful”.
In a statement released by the legal firm Kingsley Napley, Mr Crompton revealed he had served a claim for judicial review on Dr Alan Billings and the other parties involved in his resignation from his £162,000-a-year role.
South Yorkshire Police chief David Crompton takes legal action over resignation
The Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police has launched legal proceedings 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.
Dr Billings said he had no choice but to act as there had been an “erosion of trust”.
Lawyers for Mr Crompton claim the resignation call was disproportionate and unlawful.
Responding to the announcement, Dr Billings said: “I am disappointed that Mr Crompton has issued judicial review proceedings. I will now have to seek legal advice.