Financial assistance for the legal representation of police staff.

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2015 41
Date signed: 
26 March 2015
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

The Directorate of Professional Standards is requesting that the Deputy Mayor of Policing and Crime consider an application for financial assistance for a member of police staff in the sum £25,600 (plus VAT)for separate representation in criminal proceedings.
The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (the ‘DMPC’) has power to grant the application if he is satisfied that funding the Applicant’s legal expenses in the proceedings is likely to secure an efficient and effective police force. The DMPC has delegated authority, under 4.10 of the MOPAC Scheme of Delegation, to consider the current application for financial assistance.

Recommendation

That the application be granted for the reasons set out in the Exempt Report.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

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