It wasn’t irrational for me to force out South Yorkshire Chief Constable, says crime commissioner

South Yorkshire’s crime commissioner has denied that it was “irrational” and “unlawful” to force the county’s chief constable to resign over the statement he issued in the aftermath of the Hillsborough inquests verdict.

In papers submitted to the High Court, seen by The Yorkshire Post, Dr Alan Billings defended his decision to effectively sack David Crompton after claiming his comments in April “seriously damaged pubic trust and confidence” in South Yorkshire’s most senior police officer.

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