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.
Where serious allegations are pending it would be in the public interest of the force for him to be suspended.
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