Confirmed: Watchdog mulls criminal case against ousted Yorkshire police tsar
A POLICE watchdog has confirmed it has now begun a fresh consideration of whether there could be a criminal case against former South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright over alleged lying to Parliament.
IPCC to probe claims ex-South Yorkshire PCC lied on oath
Claims South Yorkshire’s former Police and Crime Commissioner lied to MPs are to be examined by the police watchdog.
Shaun Wright was accused of “deliberately misleading” a select committee hearing evidence about the Rotherham child abuse scandal.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said it will assess the matter before deciding on whether to launch a full investigation.
Mr Wright, Rotherham’s former head of children’s services, resigned in 2014.
An IPCC spokesman said an initial referral made by the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel in 2015 had been passed back “on the basis that misleading a Select Committe
Exclusive: Ex-South Yorkshire police tsar could face new perjury inquiry
THE Independent Police Complaints Commission is to reconsider whether there is a criminal case against a former police and crime commissioner after admitting it misunderstood the law in relation to lying to Parliament.
The IPCC has acknowledged it should have examined the case against former South Yorkshire PCC Shaun Wright last year instead of concluding his alleged lying to the Home Affairs Select Committee over the Rotherham child exploitation scandal could not amount to a criminal offence and was not under its remit.
The watchdog has now taken responsibility for the inquiry after the committee referred the allegations over Wright’s evidence to the Metropolitan Police in November last year.