David Keane Totally Useless

December 14, 2018

David Keane is the completely useless police crime commissioner (PCC) for Cheshire. Further evidence is the totally unnecessary misconduct case against former chief constable Simon Byrne. David Keane suspended him in August 2017, since when he has, presumably, been paid his normal salary for doing nothing. The suspension was pending a hearing of allegations of misconduct and gross misconduct against Simon Byrne. Between the start of those proceedings and the recent verdict, Simon Byrne’s contract expired, so he ceased to be chief constable anyway.

Now PCCs have the authority to fire chief constables anyway. So why didn’t pathetic David Keane do that in the first place? Either he deemed Byrne’s performance too unsatisfactory to fix, or he didn’t. If he believed that Byrne’s performance could be improved, then he should have taken steps to do that. If not, he should just have sacked him.

So we have had a hugely expensive hearing, the outcome of which is that Simon Byrne has been cleared of misconduct.

How much did this debacle cost? Just under £350,000 we are told. So who said the police are short of money? They have money to burn, and their budgets should be squeezed until they stop burning it. David Keane has been congratulating himself on the cost of the PCC’s office being less than under the previous PCC, yet he throws away £350,000 of your hard-earned money. What a jerk!

And here is what he said when I asked him to waive my having to pay the constabulary expenses following the court case I lost because of the perjury of crooked constables Eoin Anderson and Nicola Rimmer: “However, I also have to be mindful of my responsibilities to protect public money and so cannot waive the costs awarded by the Court”.  So there we have it – he is not prepared to partially rectify an injustice arising from the criminality of Cheshire constables by waiving a few thousand pounds, yet he is prepared to throw £350,000 away on achieving less than nothing.  What an utterly despicable man he is.  A liar and a hypocrite.  You can see the full text of his letter here: https://cheshirepolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-01-22_D_Keane.pdf

The voters of Cheshire really need to get rid of this waste of space at the next PCC election. Not only does he throw money away, but he condones criminality within the constabulary. Is that seriously what the public expect from their police crime commissioner? What he has given us is an ineffective and crooked constabulary that wastes money. Worse than useless.

You can read more about this on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-46524928


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