A misconduct hearing against the Chief Constable of Cheshire Police is underway at Warrington Town Hall
Simon Byrne - who was suspended last August - is accused of 'volatile, unpredictable and offensive behaviour'.
He says he's looking forward to giving his account of what happened.
The hearing got underway this morning and so far has heard evidence from Cheshire's Police & Crime Commissioner David Keane.
Cheshire Police Chief Constable Simon Byrne arriving at Warrington Town Hall ahead of the start of today's Misconduct Hearing— Guy Clarke (@guyclarke05) April 16, 2018
Hearing due to last two weeks until Friday 27th April@wirefm pic.twitter.com/0uqlkIqPMq
Cheshire Crime Commissioner David Keane first witness to give evidence to the hearing— Guy Clarke (@guyclarke05) April 16, 2018
Says all evidence in his statement was done in a “very considered manner”
Stating he’s “clear there hadn’t been any unnecessary delay” into proceedings@wirefm
David Keane telling the hearing prior to receiving a complaint against Chief Constable Byrne he hadn’t “expected to be put in such situation”— Guy Clarke (@guyclarke05) April 16, 2018
Says he relied on experience of those around him for guidance before reporting to IPCC@wirefm
David Keane explaining to hearing he spoke with Chief Constable Byrne throughout the procedure— Guy Clarke (@guyclarke05) April 16, 2018
Unsure whether he stated directly the allegations could constitute to gross misconduct, but felt the magnitude of conversations made it clear@wirefm
PCC Keane says local investigation carried out, away from IPCC, was done with full integrity— Guy Clarke (@guyclarke05) April 16, 2018
PCC accepts responsibility for the investigation
But doesn’t believe it’s fair for him to be responsible for performance of individual officers from other forces@wirefm