Police watchdog informed of complaints against South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire arrives at Rotherham Town Hall for a Police and Crime meeting about the sexual exploitation of Children in the town
Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire arrives at Rotherham Town Hall for a Police and Crime meeting about the sexual exploitation of Children in the town
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Two complaints about South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commission Shaun Wright have been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The Police and Crime Panel, tasked with holding the police chief to account, made the disclosure today’s meeting in Rotherham.

South Yorkshire Police chiefs are also in discussions with the IPCC over the force’s handling of child sexual exploitation after a report revealed 1,400 children were abused in the town over 16 years and authorities failed to act.

Chief Constable David Crompton has called for a fully independent investigation.

He said: “I am in discussion with the National Crime Agency to consider the role they could play in hosting the independent investigation I have commissioned into child sexual exploitation in South Yorkshire.

“This will ensure any investigation is conducted fairly, rigorously and with complete impartiality.

“The force is committed to tackling child sexual exploitation and will continue to determine what other measures need to be put in place to ensure any individuals and organisations found to be at fault are held to account.”