Over Half Britain’s Crime Chiefs Accused Of Impropriety – 1 December 2014

RT logoOver 50 percent of the government’s elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) have been accused of misconduct and subsequently probed by the state’s policing watchdog, new figures reveal.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has investigated “44 referrals from police and crime commissioners” relating to potential impropriety on behalf of 23 separate police chiefs, a spokesman for the body said on Monday.

This figure amounts to more than half of the 41 PCCS who were officially elected in November 2012, he told RT.

Following the wave of allegations, a specially-appointed parliamentary committee will hold an inquiry into the high frequency of complaints amid growing concern that PCCs can only be removed from their posts via the ballot box.

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