Johnston says he was "surprised" Napier retired

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.

Advertisement

MPs quiz PCC and ex-chief

Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner Ian Johnston is being asked to explain why he forced the area's Chief Constable Carmel Napier to retire. He told the Gwent Police and Crime Panel that the force 'is in a better place' without her.