Saturday, 26 March 2016
Chief Constable David Crompton retires
"The chief constable at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal is retiring with an estimated pension pot of up to £2 million."
"David Crompton, 52, whose South Yorkshire force also faced sharp criticism over its handling of an investigation into Sir Cliff Richard, is quitting his £195,000-a-year job when his contract ends in November. Mr Crompton was in charge when a report by Professor Alexis Jay revealed that 1,400 children had been sexually abused by mainly Asian men in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. Police officers were slammed for failing the victims and turning a blind eye to crime. "
"Although most of the abuse occurred before Mr Crompton became chief in April 2012, South Yorkshire Police was also criticised for its response to the scandal. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary found ‘serious concerns’ over the force’s approach to protecting children during an inspection in 2014, shortly after the publication of the Jay Report, and last year found major improvements were still needed. South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Billings, who extended Mr Crompton’s initial three-year contract by 18 months last spring, said he had accepted the chief constable’s wish to retire. " Read more: