Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Cleveland Police and Crime Panel Minutes

Date:
Thursday, 29th August, 2013
Time:
5.00pm
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Library, The Square, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Norma Stephenson O.B.E(Chairman), Cllr Chris Abbott, Geoff Baines, Cllr Hazel Pearson OBE, Cllr Ken Dixon, Gwen Duncan, Cllr George Dunning, Cllr Terry Laing,
Officers:
David Bond and Michael Henderson (LD)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Charles Rooney, Cllr Christopher Akers-Belcher, Carl Richardson, Cllr Steve Nelson, Cllr Ian Jeffrey, Cllr Bernie Taylor
Item Description Decision
Public
PCP
30/13
EVACUATION PROCEDURE/MOBILE PHONES
 
PCP
31/13
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
PCP
32/13
EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC
RESOLVED that the public be excluded from the following item of business as discussion is likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.
Confidential
PCP
33/13
COMPLAINTS
  • Report
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    Appendix 1
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    Appendix 2
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    Appendix 3
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    Appendix 4
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    Appendix 5
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    Appendix 6
RESOLVED that

1. both matters were complaints and that the Panel was the relevant Police and Crime Panel to deal with the matters concerned.

2. the matters be recorded in accordance with the Panel's procedures and copies of the record be provided, in full, to the Complainant and Commissioner.

3. neither of the matters contained in the complaint were conduct matters, or matters that should be referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, and that

4. the Panel attempt to secure informal resolution of the complaint and the Commissioner and Complainant be invited to a future meeting in order to provide relevant information or documents and/or answer relevant questions or give evidence.
5pm/6pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
PCP
30/13
The Chairman presented the Evacuation Procedures and reminded those present to turn off, or turn to silent, any mobile phone, or similar device, they might have with them.
PCP
31/13
Councillors Abbott, Laing and Stephenson declared personal/non prejudicial interests in the issue to be discussed as they were former members of Cleveland Police Authority.
PCP
33/13
The Panel considered a report that provided details of a complaint, which had been received by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, regarding the alleged conduct of the Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner ('the Commissioner').

The Complaint raised two matters; the first matter related to the Commissioner's alleged attendance at a meeting on 18 November 2012 and the second matter concerned the dismissal of the former Chief Executive of Cleveland Police Authority and the appointment of his replacement.

Each Panel member was asked to consider issues relating to whether they should participate in any consideration of the complaint.

Members discussed both matters and agreed that they were complaints and that the Panel was the relevant Police and Crime Panel to consider them. Members also agreed that the matters should be recorded in accordance with the Panel's procedures and that a full copy of those records should be provided to the Complainant and Commissioner.

Members considered that neither of the matters were conduct matters nor matters that should be referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The Panel considered its options on how to deal with the matters and agreed to proceed to informal resolution. The Panel requested that the Commissioner and Complainant be invited to a future meeting, in order to provide relevant information or documents and/or answer relevant questions or give evidence.

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