Hillsborough disaster and Rotherham scandal compensation costs leave South Yorkshire Police facing ‘very serious situation’

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Ongoing compensation claims against South Yorkshire Police over the Hillsborough disaster and the Rotherham abuse scandal mean the force is facing a “very serious” financial situation unless the Government steps in, police commissioner Alan Billings has warned. In a New … Continue reading

Complaints handling “robust” claims South Yorkshire Police

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SOUTH Yorkshire Police has defended its handling of complaints as “robust” after being criticised by a watchdog. The Independent Police Complaints Commission listed the force as one of four nationally which had taken longer last year to resolve allegationsagainst itself … Continue reading

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

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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

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

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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

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