Chief constable behaved like Darth Vader – hearing told

Police boss
A chief constable accused of bullying junior officers was compared to Darth Vader at a misconduct hearing. Simon Byrne, the former head of Cheshire Police, was suspended from his post last year and his contract has since expired. The police chief has been accused of gross misconduct for breaching standards of professional behaviour in respect of authority, respect and courtesy and discreditable conduct. John Beggs QC, representing police and crime commissioner David Keane, made closing statements to the hearing in which the c... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...