EMBATTLED policing chief Dr Alan Billings will not appeal a High Court ruling that he acted “unlawfully” in ousting chief constable David Crompton.
The row between the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner and the ex-top officer of South Yorkshire Police has already cost the public an estimated £250,000 in court costs.
The High Court last week ruled against Dr Alan Billings’ decision to suspend and forcibly remove David Crompton (pictured) from his post following statements he made in the wake of the Hillsborough inquest verdicts in April last year.
No appeal against ruling on ‘irrational’ order for ex-chief constable to resign
South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) has decided not to appeal against a High Court ruling which said his decision to require former chief constable David Crompton to resign was “irrational”.
Earlier this month Mr Crompton challenged decisions made by Alan Billings in the wake of April 2016 inquest findings into the deaths resulting from the Hillsborough stadium disaster 27 years before.
Two judges in London ruled in Mr Crompton’s favour, describing the decision to require his resignation as “wholly disproportionate” and “irrational”.
South Yorkshire PCC will not appeal against Crompton ruling
A police chief has said he will not appeal against a court ruling he acted unlawfully.
South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Dr Alan Billings suspended the force’s chief constable and called for him to resign after the Hillsborough inquests.
Ex-chief constable David Crompton successfully challenged the decision.
Dr Billings said he did not believe it was in the public interest to commit further funds to pursue the case.