Case against police chief not proved

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THE most senior police officer in Sussex has been told he has no case to answer against misconduct allegations.

In June, Sussex Police Authority referred an anonymous allegation of misconduct against Chief Constable Martin Richards to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The investigation found no evidence to support the allegation and the IPCC’s report concludes there is no case to answer.

The force did not reveal what the exact allegations against were.

In a statement it said: ‘The Chief Constable has welcomed the independent scrutiny of the IPCC in investigating this allegation from the outset and has provided his full support to the investigation throughout.’

It added the Chief Constable was leading the force through major changes to modernise it and make significant savings.