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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

Section 49: Suspension and removal of other senior metropolitan police officers

183.Section 49 allows the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis to suspend from duty other senior metropolitan police officers, below the rank of Deputy Commissioner, in consultation with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. This section also allows the Commissioner to call upon them to resign or retire, in consultation with the Mayor’s Office and the Commissioner is required to provide the officer concerned with a written explanation of the reasons for the proposed removal. The officer must be given the opportunity to make representations, which the Commissioner must consider before making his final decision.

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