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Stronger scrutiny required over Police and Crime Commissioners say MPs

Chief Constable, Neil Rhodes. Credit: ITV News Central

Stronger scrutiny is required of elected police commissioners to prevent 'maverick decision making', a damning report by MPs has warned.

The report follows a string of heavily-criticised decisions made by commissioners, including Lincolnshire PCC Alan Hardwick, who suspended Chief Constable Neil Rhodes over "potential conduct matters", which were later rejected by the police watchdog, the IPCC.


Lincolnshire Chief Constable back to work today

Lincolnshire's Chief Constable Neil Rhodes

The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire will be back at work today after overturning a suspension.

Neil Rhodes was suspended by the county's Police and Crime Commissioner over "potential conduct matters". However, the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, declined to investigate.