South Yorkshire chief constable’s resignation-call ‘unlawful’
A police commissioner’s decision to suspend the chief constable of South Yorkshire and then ask him to resign was unlawful, the High Court has ruled.
Dr Alan Billings suspended David Crompton in April 2016 after he appeared to justify police questioning of fans’ behaviour after the Hillsborough disaster.
Dr Billings said he was “seeking permission to appeal the outcome”.
Mr Crompton said the court’s decision “speaks for itself”.
Hillsborough ex-Chief Constable wins High Court challenge
A former chief constable has won a High Court challenge over the decision requiring him to resign.
Lawyers for David Crompton claimed there was no “fair or reasonable basis” for taking the step of forcing him out of office in South Yorkshire.
Mr Crompton attacked a decision taken by Dr Alan Billings, the region’s police and crime commissioner (PCC), in the wake of April 2016 inquest findings into the deaths resulting from the Hillsborough stadium disaster 27 years before.
Former Yorkshire chief constable wins High Court challenge over decision requiring him to quit
South Yorkshire’s former chief constable has won a High Court challenge over the decision requiring him to resign.
Judges sitting in London today quashed the decision to suspend David Crompton and effectively force him from his £162,000-a-year role over a controversial statement he made after the verdicts in the new Hillsborough inquests.