Ron Hogg, Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner has responded to the outcome of an IPCC investigation, announced today. He said:
“I am pleased that this report has now been published, but must condemn the unacceptable delays involved in both the investigation and publication process. I have been exonerated and can now finally put this matter to rest.”
Further information from the IPCC
The press release from the IPCC, giving further information into the investigation, has been provided below:
- Release -
Status For immediate release
IPCC publishes report from investigation into allegations against Durham Police and Crime Commissioner
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has published a report concerning allegations against the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg.
The investigation related to employee benefits received by Mr Hogg while he was a senior officer with Cleveland Police.
The investigation report was sent to the Crown Prosecution Service who concluded there was insufficient evidence to warrant a criminal charge.
An IPCC spokesperson said: “These were serious allegations against a holder of public office. Whenever public funds are used to reward holders of high office there needs to be proper scrutiny. It was important it was independently investigated. Our investigation has been thorough and identified no evidence that justified any criminal charges against Mr Hogg.”
The investigation report can be found here.
Posted on Tuesday 15th September 2015