Ford welcomes Robinson comments on the Police Full Time Reserve

Alliance Leader David Ford MLA has welcomed the comments from the First Minister Peter Robinson that the Police Full Time Reserve is an operational matter for the Chief Constable.

David Ford MLA said: “Peter Robinson’s statement this afternoon recognising the operational independence of the Chief Constable is very important. It makes it clear that Jeffery Donaldson was completely out of order when he appeared to suggest that politicians had the right to direct the Chief Constable on operational matters.

“I welcome Mr Robinson’s clarification, which removes a potentially very dangerous difference between the parties.”


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