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Police bosses curbs 'too weak'

Elected Police and Crime Commissioners are showing a "worrying" ability to evade rules when sacking chief constables, MPs have warned. The Home Affairs committee said it was further evidence that the checks and balances on PCCs are "too weak".

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Vaz claims PCCs have 'worrying' ability to evade rules

Home Affairs committee chairman Keith Vaz said it is "worrying" that Police and Crime Commissioners "seem able to side-step the statutory process for dismissing a chief constable".

Home Affairs committee chairman Keith Vaz. Credit: PA/PA Wire

Mr Vaz said: "Police and Crime Panels should make more active use of their powers to scrutinise decisions such as this.

"We will be returning to this area when we carry out our next major inquiry into Polic eand Crime Commissioners, towards the end of this year."

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