Sir Peter Fahy
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Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy in IPCC misconduct probe

Greater Manchester's Chief Constable faces a criminal probe over an allegedly poorly-handled investigation into a suspected child sex offender.

Sir Peter Fahy was served with both a criminal and gross misconduct notice by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The IPCC looked at allegations made by a whistleblower serving with the force.

Following the announcement, Sir Peter said: "As a chief constable you face making complex decisions on a daily basis about many high risk and challenging situations.

"It is right that this decision-making is scrutinised and that I am held to account as part of this investigation."

Ed Thomas reports.

  • 12 Aug 2014
  • From the section UK