THE police watchdog’s investigation into whether former police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright lied to MPs has found he did not commit a criminal offence.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) will not make a referral to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) following an investigation into complaints made against the former South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
It was alleged by two complainants – one by CSE whistleblower Jayne Senior – Mr Wright had committed perjury when giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) on September 9, 2014, when he was still PCC.
CSE whistleblower Jayne Senior “angry” at Shaun Wright inquiry outcome
A WHISTLEBLOWER behind the investigation into whether ex-police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright lied to MPs says she is “angry” he has been cleared.
And Jayne Senior added: “He might not have met the threshold for a criminal investigation, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.”
The Independent Office for Police Conduct announced today that its year-long investigation into whether Mr Wright lied to MPs has found he did not commit a criminal offence.
No evidence of perjury by ex-South Yorkshire PCC
The police watchdog says it has found no evidence South Yorkshire’s former Police and Crime Commissioner lied to MPs when giving evidence about the Rotherham child abuse scandal.
Shaun Wright was investigated over claims he committed perjury at a select committee hearing in 2014.
It was alleged he wrongly denied having knowledge of the scale of abuse.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct said it found no indication a criminal offence had been committed.