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.