Keith Vaz, Commons Home Affairs Committee chairman
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MPs worried by police chief sackings

Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are showing a "worrying" ability to evade rules when sacking chief constables, the Commons Home Affairs Committee chairman has said.

Keith Vaz spoke out as the committee raised concerns that PCCs are too quick to call upon police chiefs to quit.

The new PCCs set police budgets and can hire and fire chief constables.

The MPs said it seemed "very easy" for a PCC to remove a chief constable for "insubstantial" reasons.

Tom Symonds reports.

  • 20 Jul 2013
  • From the section UK
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