Police watchdog to reconsider case against former Police and Crime Commissioner

Police watchdog to reconsider case against former Police and Crime Commissioner

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to reconsider whether there is a criminal case against South Yorkshire’s former police and crime commissioner.

It comes after the IPCC admitted that it misunderstood the law in relation to lying to Parliament.

The IPCC says it should have examined a case against Shaun Wright amid allegations of lying to the Home Affairs Select Committee over the Rotherham child exploitation scandal.

The IPCC had earlier concluded it could not amount to a criminal offence and was not under its remit.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-leeds-39481271

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9 Responses to Police watchdog to reconsider case against former Police and Crime Commissioner

  1. reg reader says:

    Good to read:
    “Police watchdog to reconsider case against former Police and Crime Commissioner
    Posted at 16:32
    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to reconsider whether there is a criminal case against South Yorkshire’s former police and crime commissioner.
    It comes after the IPCC admitted that it misunderstood the law in relation to lying to Parliament.
    The IPCC says it should have examined a case against Shaun Wright amid allegations of lying to the Home Affairs Select Committee over the Rotherham child exploitation scandal.
    The IPCC had earlier concluded it could not amount to a criminal offence and was not under its remit. “

  2. Tom Roberts says:

    The IPCC is an exemplar of a range of quangos and NGO’s whose functions, we supposed to be believe, is to monitor alleged misconduct of public servants and action as appropriate. . In fact most ot these organisations are simply shock-absorbers, intended to give the impression of holding those who we pay to serve us to account, whereas they are in reality a PR front.
    How many corrupt police officers from SYP are in prison ? None.

  3. trambuster says:

    “the IPCC admitted that it misunderstood the law” – well that instills a lot of faith, don’t it.

  4. pleasant says:

    Does this mean that similar charges can be brought against Meredydd Hughes?

  5. Shadrack says:

    How come they don’t misunderstand the law when it comes to ordinary everyday people eh ? another example of not what you are but who you are no wonder all confidence has been lost in South Yorkshire Police

  6. Colin Tawn says:

    Perhaps the IPCC is also ‘Not Fit For Purpose’?

  7. Caven Vines says:

    Do they also investigate people who lie in court under oath ?

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