West Yorkshire Chief Constable’s bid to stop publication of vital conduct report

The documents submitted to the High Court reveal the efforts by Mr Gilmore to stop the Lancashire Police misconduct report from being made public.

The Yorkshire Post, among others, has made requests for the police and crime commissioner to publish the dossier, which has been in his hands since July 26.

Last month, responding to a Freedom of Information Act request made in December, an official from the PCC’s office said the report was being withheld.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/west-yorkshire-chief-constable-s-bid-to-stop-publication-of-vital-conduct-report-1-8601143

Exclusive: Discount car purchase led to criminal probe into West Yorkshire Chief Constable

The investigation into Yorkshire’s most senior police officer, which prematurely ended his career and cost the taxpayer £700,000, was prompted by the purchase of a VW Golf for his son from a car dealership in Northern Ireland, The Yorkshire Post can reveal today.

Nearly three years since West Yorkshire Chief Constable Mark Gilmore was suspended from the circa-£170,000-a-year role, new claims about the saga have emerged in court papers filed as part of his acrimonious legal battle with the county’s crime commissioner.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/exclusive-discount-car-purchase-led-to-criminal-probe-into-west-yorkshire-chief-constable-1-8601558

Yorkshire police chief ‘halted misconduct proceedings by retiring’

He was hailed for his “exceptional ability” on becoming West Yorkshire’s Chief Constable in April 2013, as the force tried to recover from the high-profile resignation of his predecessor Sir Norman Bettison the previous October.

But just 14 months after walking through the door for his first day at the county force’s headquarters in Wakefield, Belfast-born Mark Gilmore’s time as Yorkshire’s most senior police officer came to an abrupt end.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/yorkshire-police-chief-halted-misconduct-proceedings-by-retiring-1-8601347

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