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Police and Crime Commissioner for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire is being investigated for exchanging messages on social media




Former Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite is being investigated after exchanging a “series of messages” with a member of the public on social media.

Mr Ablewhite resigned from the role yesterday.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct released the following statement today (Tuesday, November 12), which said: “The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is independently investigating the alleged conduct of the former Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cambridgeshire, following a referral by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Police and Crime Panel. The referral followed a complaint made by a member of the public to Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

“Initial information indicates the former PCC exchanged a series of messages with the adult member of the public last month through social media.

“IOPC oversees the police complaints system and investigates the most serious incidents and complaints involving the police. All our work is done independently of the police, government and interest groups.

“The IOPC oversight of PCCs is outlined in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, which states that we can only investigate the conduct of a PCC if there is an indication that a criminal offence may have been committed.”

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