Lincolnshire's temporary Chief Constable has released a video on the force's website - since his return from suspension.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire says he wants a "swift resolution" over the suspension of Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.
Lincolnshire County Council is warning motorists to respect road closure signs and highlights why driving through water can be dangerous.
The legal team representing Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has told a court in Manchester it was "entirely rational" to suspend the Chief Constable Neil Rhodes while the allegations against him were being investigated.
– Derek Sweeting QC, acting for Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Where serious allegations are pending it would be in the public interest of the force for him to be suspended.
The High Court has been told how Lincolnshire's temporary Chief Constable was suspended after he "friended" West Yorkshire Police lawyer Afzal Hussain, who was dismissed from the force after 17 years and was suing his former employer.
The court heard that Neil Rhodes then became involved in the proceedings. He was suspended by Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick following a letter from Fraser Sampson, the solicitor to the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire in which he stated:
– Fraser Sampson, solicitor to the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Temporary Chief Constable Rhodes has been complicit in the pursuit of racial discrimination claims which are a 'contrivance' and which he knows to be untrue and only pursued as leverage. This is an extremely serious allegation going to fundamental honesty and integrity.
But Mr Rhodes legal team argued in court that the Chief Constable acted in good faith by trying to get the parties involved around the table saying:
– John Beggs QC, acting for Temporary Chief Constable Neil Rhodes
Temporary Chief Constable Rhodes denies the essential imputation advanced against him [and] did not know enough about Mr Hussain's claim to offer any opinion on it. Temporary Chief Constable Rhodes believes that Mr Hussain believes, rightly or wrongly, that his dismissal was based on discrimination.
Lincolnshire's Temporary Chief Constable has gone to court to argue that his suspension by the county's Police and Crime Commissioner is unlawful. Neil Rhodes was removed from his post in February though it is only today that the full details behind that suspension have been made public.
It is claimed Neil Rhodes helped a Muslim lawyer from West Yorkshire Police to use his ethnicity to pursue damages following his dismissal. Mr Rhodes denies any wrong-doing saying his suspension is "unlawful" and he has today asked a High Court judge to grant a judicial review to get it quashed.
A operation launched by Lincolnshire Police last September to crack down on hare coursing in the county is proving to be successful.
Operation Galileo has seen a marked reduction of incidents of the illegal sport in the last six months. 810 were reported compared to 1100 incidents for the same period last season.
Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has spoken to Calendar for the first time since suspending the Chief Constable of the force over potential conduct matters.
Alan Hardwick, who's appointed the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police to investigate the allegations against Neil Rhodes, says he's hoping for a swift resolution -and that he stands by his decision. Kate Hemingway reports.
The Chief Constable and Greater Manchester Police, Sir Peter Fahy, has been appointed as investigating officer to look into a potential conduct matter concerning the Temporary Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, Neil Rhodes.
– Alan Hardwick, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire
I am pleased to appoint Sir Peter Fahy to conduct an independent and rigorous investigation and I look forward to receiving his findings in due course.”
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has confirmed that the potential conduct matters involving the currently suspended Temporary Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, Neil Rhodes have been referred back to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire for Local Investigation.
– Alan Hardwick, Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner
I welcome the determination made by the IPCC. The decision made by the IPCC not to carry out their own investigation is understandable and in line with previous determinations they have made on Chief Officer conduct matters. I will be conducting my own independent and rigorous local investigation into the potential conduct matters that were raised.
The police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, has completed a detailed assessment of the referral of a potential conduct matter concerning the force's temporary Chief Constable, Neil Rhodes. He was suspended by the county's new Police and Crime Commissioner last month.
PCC Alan Hardwick said he sent acting Chief Constable Neil Rhodes home after he was "made aware of potential conduct matters" involving the senior officer.
– IPCC spokesperson
The outcome of the IPCC assessment is that we are satisfied the matter requires investigation but does not amount to serious corruption or misconduct which would merit an IPCC investigation. The decision to return this matter for local investigation has been communicated to the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner. It will now be for him to determine the way forward. The IPCC has advised that if further concerns come to light in the course of the investigation the matter should be re-referred to us.
The Acting Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, Alec Wood, has described his temporary promotion as unprecedented following the suspension of Chief Constable Neil Rhodes. In a video message he has set out his priorities and says policing the county is what he will be focusing on while in charge.