Cost of police chief’s exit set to rise further as court proceedings issued

Civil proceedings have been issued against the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for West Yorkshire concerning the outcome of a¬†misconduct investigation that he ordered into his former chief constable, Mark Gilmore [1]. In response to a long running freedom of information request [2], made via the What Do They Know website on 21st September, 2016,Continue reading “Cost of police chief’s exit set to rise further as court proceedings issued”

Operation Barium too hard to swallow?

On 7th July, 2009 I wrote to Sir Norman Bettison, then Chief Constable of my local police force. He was offered intelligence¬†over the misconduct of a number of his junior officers and a newspaperman’s instinct that all was not well within West Yorkshire Police. Shortly afterwards, I received a telephone call from his staff officerContinue reading “Operation Barium too hard to swallow?”