West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable was set to face a ‘second wave’ of damaging claims about his personal conduct when he decided to retire from policing, a High Court hearing was told today.
More than 50 of his colleagues, including Mark Gilmore’s successor as the county’s top officer, gave evidence to an investigation into allegations that he made comments of a sexual nature to female staff and asked his subordinates to pick up his wife from an airport, it is claimed.
Details of the investigation were heard at the Administrative Court, where Mr Gilmore is taking legal action against the county’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson over what he says is a failure to make a ‘case to answer’ decision over his alleged misconduct.
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Mark Gilmore, whose legal case against police and crime commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson got underway today at the High Court in London, retired from policing last year after being told he faced a public hearing over alleged misconduct.
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Former West Yorkshire Chief Constable Mark Gilmore could have tried to disprove the misconduct allegations against him by remaining as a police officer rather than retiring, a High Court hearing was told today. John Beggs QC, representing police and crime commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson, described the judicial review application made by Mr Gilmore as “disingenuous” and “becoming more academic as the months go by”.
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Mark Gilmore, former chief constable of West Yorkshire, complained that West Yorkshire police commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson had unfairly failed to decide whether he had a “case to answer” after misconduct allegations were made.
He asked a judge to order Mr Burns-Williamson to “make a case-to-answer decision”. Mr Burns-Williamson says Mr Gilmore’s claim is “disingenuous”.