IPCC say suspended Lincolnshire Police Chief Neil Rhodes to be investigated by crime commissioner
Suspended Lincolnshire chief constable Neil Rhodes will be investigated by the county's police and crime commissioner following a "detailed assessment" by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The IPCC has today released a statement saying it is satisfied the matter requires investigation but that the case "does not amount to serious corruption."
Mr Rhodes - who was shortlisted for the role as Humberside Police Chief Constable - was suspended by the force last month.
Alec Wood has taken temporary charge.
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A statement from the IPCC said:"The IPCC has now completed a detailed assessment of the referral of a potential conduct matter concerning the force's temporary Chief Constable, Neil Rhodes.
"The outcome of the IPCC assessment is that we are satisfied the matter requires investigation but does not amount to serious corruption or misconduct which would merit an IPCC investigation.
"The decision to return this matter for local investigation has been communicated to the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
"It will now be for him to determine the way forward. The IPCC has advised that if further concerns come to light in the course of the investigation the matter should be re-referred to us."
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, Alan Hardwick said: "I welcome the determination made by the IPCC.
"The decision made by the IPCC not to carry out their own investigation is understandable and in line with previous determinations they have made on Chief Officer conduct matters.
"I will be conducting my own independent and rigorous local investigation into the potential conduct matters that were raised."
No reason has been given for Mr Rhodes' suspension.