Ian Johnston, the police commissioner for Gwent is under pressure to resign following his decision to push the chief constable out of the force. Labour MP Chris Ruane, who quizzed Mr Johnston in Parliament yesterday, says significant questions still remain over Carmel Napier's retirement.
Former Chief Constable of Gwent Police, Carmel Napier tells the committee she didn't meet Ian Johnston that often and says there had been "no conversation" as to her performance.
Gwent's Police and Crime Commissioner and Gwent Police's former chief constable appear before the Home Affairs Select Committee in London. Earlier this month Ian Johnston admitted telling Carmel Napier to retire or face being pushed out. He told the committee there were issues very early on.
Former Chief Constable of Gwent Police, Carmel Napier tells the committee she didn't meet Ian Johnston that often and says there had been "no conversation" as to her performance. She says she felt "bullied" and "intimidated" by Johnston.
Gwent Commissioner says he tried week on week to make the system work, but didn't succeeded. Though he says he was "surprised" she retired and expected to have to push her out through legislative process.
Ian Johnson says no additional payments were made to Carmel Napier except those already in her contract. Committee chair Keith Vaz MP asks if the decision to provide her with an ultimatum was a clash of personalities he responds it was "much more fundamental than that"
Gwent's Police and Crime Commissioner and Gwent Police's former chief constable will appear before the Home Affairs Select Committee in London later.
Both parties will give their side of events that led to Mrs Napier's departure at the meeting in Westminister this afternoon.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent says the force is "in a better place" without the Chief Constable.
Earlier this month, Ian Johnston admitted telling Carmel Napier to retire or face being pushed out.
Both are due to be questioned by a group of MPs on the circumstances surrounding Mrs Napier's exit from the force.
Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner Ian Johnston told us that "in the very first week" after he started his job in November, "it became apparent from the Chief Constable's actions that there was no acknowledgement" of his role - and that removing Carmel Napier after six months was not premature.
Ian Johnston has told Gwent Police and Crime Panel that he wants to hold interviews for the force's new Chief Constable in September, a shortlist will be submitted to the panel in October, with the hope that a new appointment will be confirmed in November.
He said the costs associated with the legal advice he got over whether he could give Carmel Napier an ultimatum to leave have not been finally confirmed, but "will be reasonable."
He said her retirement was "in line with contractual agreements", and there was "no confidentiality agreement" signed.