Cordelia Lynch's full report on the inquest into the death of former Wiltshire Deputy Chief Constable David Ainsworth. The coroner ruled that he took his own life.
The trade union Unison has called for a more rigorous vetting of senior police officers after a coroner ruled that a deputy chief constable took his own life while he was being investigated for misconduct.
Unison, which is representing some of the staff who made complaints against David Ainsworth, called on Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the Association of Chief Police Officers and Home Office ministers to work together to avoid a repeat.
The union also says that the women who complained of sexual harassment by Mr Ainsworth were badly let down by the police service and the way it responds to unacceptable behaviour in the workplace.
A statement has been released on behalf of Wiltshire Police Authority and Wiltshire Police in response to the inquest into the death of David Ainsworth
As a verdict of suicide is recorded into the death of former Deputy Chief Constable David Ainsworth of Wiltshire Police, we hear from his partner, Joanna Howes. She says he was ostracised by the force.
The coroner at the inquest into the death of David Ainsworth, the former Deputy Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police, has recorded a verdict that he took his own life whilst suffering from depression.
The inquest into the death of one of Wiltshire's leading police officers is expected to end today. David Ainsworth, who was the county's Deputy Chief Constable, was found hanged at his home in Devizes in March last year.
The inquest into the death of one of Wiltshire's leading police officer is expected to resume today. David Ainsworth, who was Wiltshire's Deputy Chief Constable, was found hanged at his home in Devizes in March last year.
The estranged wife of the former Deputy Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police said he had spoken about taking his own life.
David Ainsworth was the subject of an internal investigation when he was found dead at his home in March 2011.
Emma Ainsworth said his ultimate goal was to become Chief Constable and "Sir David" but he feared he was going to lose his job.
The hearing at Trowbridge continues.