Top cop Simon Byrne will face a gross misconduct hearing after a number of complaints were made against him last November
Cheshire’s Simon Byrne is to face a gross misconduct hearing.
Simon Byrne is to face a gross misconduct hearing
Several officers made complaints against him last November which Cheshire Police referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission watchdog.
An outside force investigated the allegations and reported to Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane.
He said: “Having carefully considered the evidence, I’ve determined there is a case to answer for gross misconduct with regards to authority, respect and courtesy and discreditable conduct.
“This matter must now be referred to an independently chaired gross misconduct hearing.
“I consider that the public interest requires that Mr Byrne be suspended pending the conclusion of the hearing.”
Cheshire Deputy Chief Constable Janette McCormick has taken over the reins.
Several complaints were made against Byrne
Mr Byrne, 54, is the former Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police.
He is the National Police Chiefs’ Council main expert on criminal justice and one of the country’s most influential officers.
He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the New Year Honours last year. He joined the police in 1982.
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