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Cleveland PCC resigns pending an IOPC referral

Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Barry Coppinger has resigned following a referral from the force to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Chief constable Richard Lewis and Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger

Chief constable Richard Lewis and Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger

Date - 8th September 2020
By - Chloe Livadeas
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