Response to the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Decision Not to Appeal


Responding to the decision of Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, not to apply for permission to appeal the High Court ruling against his decision to suspend and cause to resign the former Chief Constable David Crompton, APCC Chair Dame Vera Baird said:

“Having studied the judgement in detail, it is our assessment that there are issues raised which may merit further clarification. We want to ensure that a variety of options are explored, including whether there is a need for updated guidance.

 “In my role as Chair I am due to speak with the new Policing Minister, Nick Hurd MP, in the near future and will be looking to raise a range of matters relating to policing, including some of those raised in this judgement.” 


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