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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.

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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.

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