One of the countryâ€™s new breed of political police commissioners is facing legal action from a chief constable who wants to know why he has been suspended from duty.
Neil Rhodes, the acting chief of Lincolnshire Police, was suspended without explanation two weeks ago by Alan Hardwick, the former television journalist who is Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the county.
Mr Hardwick referred his police chief to theÂ Independent Police Complaints CommissionÂ at the end of February for “potential conduct matters”.
But the watchdog has said there is no “serious corruption or misconduct” for it to investigate.
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