Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Why Didn't Police Boss Know about Cautions? ; Letters, Comments and emailsVIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Why Didn't Police Boss Know about Cautions? ; Letters, Comments and emailsVIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK

Article excerpt

TALK about locking the stable door after the horse has bolted.

Tony Lloyd, the Police and Crime Commissioner, now demands answers from the chief constable regarding cautions and slapped wrists being handed out for serious offences ('14 rapists and 150 sex attackers are given cautions,' M.E.N., November 8).

Why wasn't he aware of this? Surely, he must have regular meetings with the chief constable to discuss crime figures and strategy regarding the way forward on crime prevention? The purpose of the PCC was to make the police more accountable but in this case Mr Lloyd seems to have been unaware of what is going on, so his own accountability is falling short of that required.

The police are there to serve and protect people but if there are so many offenders getting off lightly and without any punishment, then they are doing neither and Tony Lloyd seems to have been oblivious to the fact. …

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