South Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable, David Crompton, has spoken out about his sacking after top judges ruled the decision ‘wholly disproportionate’.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, axed Mr Crompton over a statement he issued at the end of the inquests into the deaths of 96 football fans in the Hillsborough disaster.
A jury concluded that police conduct contributed to or caused the deaths of the football fans in the stadium disaster in 1989 and the families of those who died complained that a line of questioning by South Yorkshire Police during the inquests was designed to try and blame the supporters.
Sacking me was ‘perverse and irrational’, says ex-South Yorkshire Chief Constable
The acrimonious dispute between South Yorkshire’s Chief Constable and the crime commissioner who sacked him continued today after David Crompton accused his former boss of “perverse, misconceived and irrational” decision-making.
Mr Crompton, who was ousted from his job last year in a decision that has so far cost taxpayers £300,000, has criticised police and crime commissioner Dr Alan Billings for the decision which was this month overturned by High Court judges.