IPCC To Probe Greenhalgh

The deputy mayor for policing in London is being investigated by the police watchdog over allegations linked to a previous job.

Stephen Greenhalgh: Mayor's office statement

The Mayor's office has made a statement following the news that the Deputy Mayor for Policing, Stephen Greenhalgh, has been referred to the police watchdog over allegations dating back to his time as leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council. Tonight, City Hall made this response:

"This matter stems from Stephen Greenhalgh's time as Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council. The matter is the subject of an independent investigation commissioned by the Council and carried out by Deloitte's. We understand Mr Greenhalgh is not being investigated as part of this process. When these allegations, which Mr Greenhalgh has consistently said are politically motivated, came to light, Mr Greenhalgh offered his full co-operation to the Council.

The matter has been referred to the IPCC by the GLA's Monitoring Officer in line with standard practice because it falls into the category of a 'serious complaint' under the regulations. For the avoidance of doubt, the monitoring officer is not and has not investigated or judged the matter, he has simply referred it because he is obliged to do so under statutory regulations. The IPCC has made no decision on whether to investigate the matter."

– Mayor's office spokesman

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IPCC investigating deputy mayor for policing

Stephen Greenhalgh was confirmed at deputy mayor for policing in May
Stephen Greenhalgh was confirmed at deputy mayor for policing in May

The deputy mayor for policing in London is being investigated by the police watchdog over allegations linked to a previous job.

A spokeswoman for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the body received the referral about Stephen Greenhalgh yesterday from the Greater London Authority (GLA).

She said: "This referral follows a complaint made to the GLA regarding the conduct of deputy mayor for policing Stephen Greenhalgh.

"The allegations which form the complaint relate to Mr Greenhalgh's previous role at a London local authority. The complaint is currently being considered by the IPCC."

Mr Greenhalgh's current role means he has the authority to appoint and sack senior officers in the capital.

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