Tag Archives: Alan Billings

Friends in low places?

It’s all gone very quiet over at the office of the SYPCC since Alan Billings was found to have acted unlawfully with respect to his dismissal of former Chief Constable David Crompton.  And the fact that Billings’ resignation has not … Continue reading

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Decision to suspend chief constable was perverse

Queen’s Bench Division Published: June 27, 2017 Regina (Crompton) v Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire Before Lord Justice Sharp and Mr Justice Garnham [2017] EWHC 1349 (Admin) Judgment June 9, 2017 The proper test to be applied by … Continue reading

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Could David Crompton High Court ruling stop crime tsars from firing Chief Constables in future?

The decision by a High Court that South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton was “unlawfully” removed from his job could hinder the ability of crime commissioners to hold senior officers to account, it is feared. The chairwoman of the body … Continue reading

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Ex-South Yorkshire Chief Constable speaks out about sacking

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 … Continue reading

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No appeal over High Court ruling on ousting of Chief Constable

EMBATTLED policing chief Dr Alan Billings will not appeal a High Court ruling that he acted “unlawfully” in ousting chief constable David Crompton. The row between the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner and the ex-top officer of South Yorkshire … Continue reading

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The Queen on the Application of David Crompton -v- Police Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire and others

Judgment – The Queen on the Application of David Crompton -v- Police Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire and others Press summary – The Queen on the Application of David Crompton -v- Police Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire and others South … Continue reading

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Neil Wilby – A cuckoo in the nest?

Another brilliant piece from Neil Wilby. Scroll down for the Crompton material it will make you wince. A cuckoo in the nest? For the second time in just over a month, two days spent in the austere halls of Royal … Continue reading

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