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Police pay rise will use Rotherham CSE money, crime commissioner says

POLICE pay rises could affect Rotherham CSE investigations, South Yorkshire’s policing tsar suggested. Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings expressed mixed feelings about police and prison service raises. His statement comes one day after the Government announced the end … Continue reading

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Public service nomination for Office of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

A leading police commissioner could be in line for an award for excellence to public service. The Office of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings has been shortlisted for an Association for Public Service Excellence Award. … Continue reading

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Ex-South Yorkshire Police officers apply for Hillsborough funding

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Three ex-police officers charged over the Hillsborough disaster have applied for public funds for their legal fees. They include former Ch Supt David Duckenfield who faces 95 charges of manslaughter by gross negligence following the 1989 disaster. Former Ch Supt … Continue reading

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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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