British criminal commissioner caught five speed violations in 12 weeks

Last year, police and criminal commissioners (PCCs), who were elected to crack down on speed-violating drivers, admitted that they broke the 30-mph speed limit five times in 12 weeks.

Caroline Henry, a conservative PCC in Nottinghamshire, refused to say whether she would resign from her position after appearing before Justice of the Peace on May 3.

For administrative reasons, the hearing has been postponed until July 19, and Henry claims that the two crimes were due to an “emergency situation.”

Last May, Henry, an inexperienced businessman, surpassed the incumbent Labor Party Paddy Tipping by 7,000 votes.

On her official PCC website, she stated that an “effective and efficient” police response to speed violations was one of her priorities.

Henry, 52, who campaigned with the slogan “Safety Knots” and promised to “reduce crime by action rather than words,” admitted speeding at a hearing in February.

She was involved in a speed breach with either a blue Mercedes or a silver Lexus at a speed of 35-40 mph in four 30 mph zones in Nottingham last March, May and June. I did.

Two of the crimes occurred near an elementary school on the outskirts of Daybrook in the city.

Henry, wife of Darren Henry of the Nottinghamshire Conservative Party, wrote to the judge, “I’m very sorry, embarrassed, and embarrassed,” and lawyer Noel Philo wrote the letter to “advice I didn’t give.” Said it was written.

In a written statement issued after the hearing, Henry said: You cannot comment on the ongoing incident. I will explain the background of this matter later. “

The Police and Crimes Commissioner post was created by the David Cameron coalition government under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act of 2011.

They have the authority to replace police authorities and hire and dismiss the chief police officer, but critics at the time said they only added an expensive bureaucracy.

Last May, 63-year-old Jonathon Seed was elected to the Wiltshire Police and Crimes Commission, but was unable to take office after being accused of not disclosing the conviction of driving a drink since the 1980s.

The election had to be re-elected in August at a cost of £ 1 million ($ 1.25 million), and Philip Wilkinson was elected as Wiltshire’s new PCC.

Seed, who denies making false statements in election documents, By face-to-face hearing This summer.

Chris Summers


Chris Summers is a UK-based journalist with a particular interest in crime, police and law, covering stories from a wide range of countries.