4 Dec 2022

Head of police watchdog resigns amid criminal investigation

Special Correspondent and Presenter

The Home Secretary has confirmed that the head of the police watchdog for England and Wales has been forced to resign after becoming the subject of a criminal investigation.

Michael Lockwood stepped down as boss of the Independent Office for Police Conduct over what’s been described only as a ‘historic allegation’ – a development that raises further questions over the way policing standards are maintained.