New police chief investigated for misconduct

By Adele Forrest | 28/04/2016 0 comments

New police chief investigated for misconduct

THE temporary South Yorkshire Police (SYP) chief constable brought in to replace under fire David Crompton has been investigated by her former force for misconduct allegations.

Dawn Copley was appointed yesterday by Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings after he suspended Mr Crompton due to his handling of the Hillsborough inquest.

Mrs Copley joined SYP in September as Deputy Chief Constable and had previously been Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Assistant Chief Constable since 2010 where she was also responsible for GMP’s professional standards branch.

A spokeswoman for GMP said: “An independent investigation was undertaken by Kent Police following a number of allegations that were made by an individual. 

“We have received a copy of the report and sent it to the complainant as requested. 

“The individual now has 28 days to appeal the findings. 

“It would be inappropriate for us to make further comment about the detail in the report.”

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