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The police watchdog has said it intervened to ensure that an investigation into a complaint made against Cumbria Police's Acting Chief Constable, Michelle Skeer, was carried out by another police force:
In August 2015, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) received an appeal relating to an investigation by Cumbria Constabulary into an allegation made against current acting Chief Constable Michelle Skeer.
In September 2015 following an assessment of the matter, the IPCC upheld the appeal as statutory guidance for police forces, which states that investigations into senior officers should be carried out by another police force, had not been followed."
Michelle Skeer has confirmed that Northumbria Police are currently investigating a complaint against her, but says the notion the complaint is linked to "corruption" or "misconduct" is "absolutely inaccurate".
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Cumbria's Acting Chief Constable is reportedly facing an inquiry by another police force.
Michelle Skeer was asked in December to temporarily replace Chief Constable Jerry Graham who went on leave due to illness.
It was reported on BBC North West Tonight that an investigation into allegations of misconduct and corruption in office against Mrs Skeer was already under way when she was promoted into the role.
Mrs Skeer had recently been criticised for her handling of concerns raised over the death of Poppi Worthington in Barrow in December 2012.
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Cumbria Constabulary’s Chief Constable Jerry Graham will be returning at the beginning of March following a period of absence due to ill health.
I am pleased to be returning to work. I would like to thank everyone for their kind messages and support during my illness.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes said: “I am pleased to welcome Chief Constable Jerry Graham on his return following a period of ill health.
"Mr Graham will be returning on 1st March. Due to the length of time that Mr Graham has been away I have agreed that he will return on a phased basis.
“I would like to thank Temporary Chief Constable Michelle Skeer and the Chief Officer Team who stepped up during Mr Graham’s absence and especially for leading the County’s emergency response to Storm Desmond the devastating flooding in early December.
"I have received many appreciative comments from members of the public about the Constabulary’s response to Storm Desmond.”
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