After viewing a large amount of legal paperwork re the above I am, like Sir Thomas Winsor, Her Majesty’s Chief of Inspector of Constabulary, under no doubt whatsoever that South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton was sacked unlawfully by Dr.Alan Billings, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire.
Having contacted a Police Crime Panel member it would be reasonable to assume that the attached letter from Dr Alan Billings has not been seen by the PCP and therefore no Independent legal advice would have been received regarding their responsibilities.
The make up of the PCP is:-
UKIP ~ 1
Labour ~ 8
Lib Dem ~ 1
Independent ~ 2
Of the twelve members SEVEN voted to recommend dismissal of Chief Constable David Crompton;-
Labour – 6
Independent – 1
Although 5 did not vote it was declared a “UNANIMOUS” decision of the Panel to sack Chief Constable David Crompton.
Why was the meeting held in PRIVATE.?
Why no documents available for the meeting?
The unlawfulness of the dismissal is established by the irrational and disproportionate nature of the police and crime commissioner’s decision.
In administrative law, irrationality and disproportionality (both legal concepts, developed by the courts) are aspects of illegality.
A further update in response to Caven Vines and S.Thornton:
3 Sheffield members attended the Scrutiny Hearing.
2 Barnsley ” ” ”
1 Rotherham ” ” ”
Mr Alan Carter also attended – Independent Co- opted Member – does his vote make it NON POLITICAL?
There was also a Member who attended the morning briefing barred from the afternoon hearing – does this mean,as Dr Billings says, the “UNANIMOUS” vote not valid.
Further image below.