Top Cop responds to Hackshaw suggestions in newspaper column

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    The Police Commissioner has dismissed a call made in a recent newspaper column for a tribunal of public officers for the disciplinary case against ACP Irwin Hackshaw.

    The Top Cop has already issued a warning notice to the ACP, but says there are no substantive Deputy Commissioners to sit on a tribunal against him.

    In a recent newspaper column, a call was made to “approach the Police Service Commission with a request that it appoint a tribunal of public officers of equal or superior posts to ACP.”

    It also suggested that the Top Cop to approach the Defence Force, or even the head of the Public Service.

    Commissioner Gary Griffith says this cannot be done.

    The Top Cop also stressed the nature of the matter, which is that Mr Hackshaw accepted paid employment or undertook private work without approval.