Whilst the Firearms team may be 'up to snuff' the chief con has gone as a result of the " you can be proud of what you did" following the recent inquest.
The replacement has agreed to step down as she was being investigated in her previous position. Not, I suspect what most rank and file officer of SYP would have wished.
Does it call into question the authoritarian police forces we know or does it argue for amalgamation ?
For me, it confirms the police and particularly Chief Cons have become a law unto themselves and Teresa May had best take this opportunity to neuter the NPCC and ensure the 'service' ethic is paramount in any future force which may replace/amalgamate with SYP.
Were I PM I would remove all chief cons and make a single person the CPO of England, one for Wales and one for Scotland; supervised by a parliamentary committee ,they would never again develop the power they see as their right ATM.
Any other views?
Should we ask Andy Marsh ?