The police watchdog has begun an independent investigation into whether former South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright lied to MPs in parliament over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.
The complaint relates to evidence Mr Wright gave at a hearing in 2014, while he was still the PCC, where he gave evidence under oath about his knowledge of allegations of widespread child sexual abuse in Rotherham.
It’s specifically alleged that he denied having knowledge of child sexual exploitation in the town during his time as Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for children’s services between 2005 and 2010.
The investigation is specifically focused on whether the evidence given was in any way misleading, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
The IPCC can only investigate a Police and Crime Commissioner if the allegations made are serious enough to be potentially deemed criminal.”
BREAKING: Police watchdog investigates whether ex-Commissioner lied on oath
The police watchdog has launched an investigation into whether former Police and Crime Commission Shaun Wright lied on oath about what he knew about child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is looking at whether Mr Wright committed perjury when giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee in 2014.
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THE police watchdog has begun its independent investigation into whether former South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright lied to MPs over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.
Probe into allegations ex-PCC lied giving evidence about child sexual abuse
A police watchdog has begun an investigation into allegations that former police and crime commissioner (PCC) Shaun Wright lied to MPs when he gave evidence in parliament.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the inquiry follows two complaints made after Mr Wright gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee about child sexual abuse in Rotherham.
Mr Wright could potentially face criminal charges as a result of the investigation.
Before he was elec ted as South Yorkshire’s PCC in 2012, Mr Wright was the councillor responsible for child services between 2005 and 2010.