A FORMER top civil servant has been sacked by the body that represents 130,000 rank-and-file police officers after challenging her bosses over bullying, â€œinappropriate behaviourâ€ and spending at the organisationâ€™s Surrey headquarters.
Fiona McElroy, a former principal private secretary to the attorney-general, was dismissed suddenly by the Police Federation â€” the police â€œtrade unionâ€ â€” last Monday after being told she had â€œalienatedâ€ senior officials.
It is understood that McElroy and her deputy, who has resigned in protest at her treatment, raised â€œserious concernsâ€ about the management of some of the federationâ€™s accounts and how it had been spending its money in the light of the MPsâ€™ expenses scandal. Concerns had been raised by some staff about the liberal use by some officials of the federationâ€™s corporate Mastercard credit cards to pay large bar bills.
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