South Yorkshire PCC 'disappointed' suspended police chief David Crompton will launch legal action

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Souh Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Billings says he is 'disappointed' that David Crompton has launched a judicial review after being told to resign.

David Crompton was suspended from his role as chief of the force earlier this year for remarks he made in the wake of the Hillsborough inquests.

More recently, PCC Dr Billings called on Mr Crompton to 'resign or retire', but the suspended chief has instead issued judicial review proceedings against the decision.

Dr Billings said: “I am disappointed that Mr Crompton has issued judicial review proceedings. I will now have to seek legal advice.

“I called for Mr Crompton’s resignation on 29 September at the end of the Section 38 process. This followed careful consideration of all the views and correspondence I received, including the Police and Crime Panel’s unanimous recommendation that I should call for the Chief Constable to resign or retire.

“Mr Crompton tendered his resignation the same day.”