PCC’s reaction to Home Secretary resignation
In reaction to the Home Secretary's resignation, West Midlands
Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, said:
"The Home Secretary has taken the right decision to resign.
"For the last three weeks her department has been in chaos. It
began with the Serious Violence Strategy in which the Home
Secretary claimed police officer numbers had nothing to do with
crime rising, despite her own department's research disagreeing. It
has continued with the disgraceful Windrush debacle, which has done
huge damage to the reputation of public institutions, including the
police whose job is that bit harder after the damage this has
caused to community relations.
"The Prime Minister should move quickly to ensure the public can
once again have confidence in the competence of the Home
"My call for the Home Secretary to resign earlier this month has
"I look forward to working with the new Home Secretary on issues
that matter to the people of the West Midlands, including reversing
the huge cuts to West Midlands Police that are hampering the
force's ability to tackle crime."