*R (on the application of Crompton) v Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire

Police – Chief constable. The Divisional Court quashed decisions of the defendant Police and Crime Commissioner to suspend, pursue the statutory process against and require the claimant former Chief Constable to resign, following his statement on the Hillsborough disaster. The Commissioner's decisions had been irrational, as the Chief Constable's statement had been within the range of reasonable responses, and the Commissioner had failed to engage with HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary's observations and to provide cogent reasons for his different view.

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