Complaint about deputy mayor for policing being investigated by IPCC

10:10 15 January 2013

A complaint about Stephen Greenhalgh (left), pictured with London Mayor Boris Johnson, is being investigated by the IPCC. File picture: Johnny Green/PA Archive

A complaint about Stephen Greenhalgh (left), pictured with London Mayor Boris Johnson, is being investigated by the IPCC. File picture: Johnny Green/PA Archive

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A man who has the authority to sack and appoint senior police officers in London is being investigated by the police watchdog over allegations linked to his previous job as council leader, it was revealed today.

Stephen Greenhalgh was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) yesterday over the allegations from his time at Hammersmith and Fulham Council, the London Mayor’s office said.

Mr Greenhalgh’s current role means he has the authority to appoint and sack senior officers in the capital.

A spokesman for the Mayor’s office said: “This matter stems from Stephen Greenhalgh’s time as Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

“The matter is the subject of an independent investigation commissioned by the council and carried out by Deloitte.

“We understand Mr Greenhalgh is not being investigated as part of this process. When these allegations, which Mr Greenhalgh has consistently said are politically motivated, came to light, Mr Greenhalgh offered his full co-operation to the council.”

She said that the allegation was referred to the IPCC by the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) monitoring officer because it falls into the category of a “serious complaint” under regulations.

A spokeswoman for the IPCC said: “This referral follows a complaint made to the GLA regarding the conduct of deputy mayor for policing Stephen Greenhalgh.

“The allegations which form the complaint relate to Mr Greenhalgh’s previous role at a London local authority. The complaint is currently being considered by the IPCC.”

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