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Former police chief Simon Byrne cleared of misconduct

12 Dec 2018

Simon Byrne has beencleared by a panel of all allegations made against him while he was chief constable of Cheshire police.

National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, Chief Constable Sara Thornton said:

“A misconduct hearing found no evidence of misconduct by former Chief Constable Simon Byrne and that the lengthy process could and should have been avoided.

"The panel recommended the NPCC investigate whether a system of formal guidance and mentoring for chief constables should be developed to prevent such a situation in the future. We welcome the suggestion and will work with the College of Policing and the Chief Police Officers Staff Association to do so.”

The Independent Panel's full report can be accessed here.