Request for financial assistance

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2014 109
Date signed: 
02 October 2014
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

DMPC to agree financial assistance in the sum of £42,200 (plus VAT) made by the Applicant for separate representation in legal proceedings for a forthcoming Judicial Review of the inquest proceedings. A conflict of interest arises between the Commissioner and the Applicant, which gives rise to the need for separate representation and financial assistance to the Applicant. The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC) is requested to consider the application for financial assistance and has power to grant the application if he is satisfied that funding the legal expenses of the Applicant in the proceedings is likely to secure the maintenance of an efficient and effective police force.

Recommendation

DMPC authorise DLS to provide financial assistance 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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