The Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall told a tribunal today that the enforced retirement of hundreds of experienced officers was not just about saving money.
Shaun Sawyer was giving evidence in a test case over whether forcing people to leave after 30 years' service amounted to age discrimination.
The outcome could have far-reaching consequences for other police forces. From London, Bob Constantine reports.
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