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 have been quashed. The Court determined they were irrational and therefore unlawful.
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HMCIC) was joined in the litigation because of his statutory role in the section 38 dismissal proceedings. HMCIC 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.