Open Letter To PCC Sue Mountstevens

We are writing to you on the instruction of the Avon and Somerset Police Federation Joint Branch Board. The Board met on the 17th of July 2015 at which time they discussed your recent announcement concerning the Chief Constable, Nick Gargan and the 8 misconduct matters proved at his recent misconduct hearing.

We understand the outcomes and recommendations of the recent Independent Panel were beyond your control but the decisions you now make will be scrutinised very carefully by the officers we represent and the public.

The role of the Police Federation requires us to act both in the interests of our members and the public and it is in discharging this role that we write to you on this matter. The views expressed in this open letter have already been shared through various forums for the purposes of informing you and will therefore come as no surprise.

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