Section 38 - South Yorkshire Police
Please note: This page has been updated on 9 June 2017 following the High Court judgment in the judicial review brought by former South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable David Crompton.
On 9 June 2017, the High Court handed down its judgment in the judicial review brought by former South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton, concerning the decision of the police and crime commissioner to force his resignation following the verdict of the jury in the Hillsborough inquests. The judicial review was successful and all the relevant decisions of the police and crime commissioner were quashed.
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HMCIC) was joined in the litigation because of his statutory role in the section 38 dismissal proceedings. He supported the position of Mr Crompton and was represented in court.
The decision of the High Court and the connected documents produced by HMCIC are available to download below. Also available are the documents relating to HMCIC’s views on the triggering of section 38, in the case of South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable David Crompton.
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South Yorkshire Police – HMCIC section 38 documents – 29 September 2016
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High Court – approved judgment – 9 June 2017