Gwent police chief forced out

The former Chief Constable of Gwent Police says she is concerned about the independence of operational policing, after it was revealed she was forced out by the area's Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Newport MP: Police Commissioner 'system is wrong'

Newport West MP Paul Flynn says the row over the forcing out of the former Gwent Chief Constable by the force's Police and Crime Commissioner shows "it is the system that is wrong - it's going to happen elsewhere too."

He said the problem is "two people thought they were running the police force".

Ms Napier has called on the UK government to consider whether the independence of operational policing could be compromised by the power given to PCCs.

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