Assistant Chief Constable John Mauger has been suspended on full pay
A SENIOR police officer has received £150,000 of taxpayers’ money after being on gardening leave for almost 18 months.
John Mauger, assistant chief constable of Central Scotland, has been suspended on full pay since July 2010 over allegations of insubordination and inefficiency.
It is understood that Central Scotland Joint Police Board now plans to strike a deal rather than move to dismiss Mr Mauger, who has returned to his London home, which would cost even more public money.
A police source said: “A lot of board members feel that if there was a strong enough case to suspend him, there should be a strong enough case to dismiss, and put the emphasis on him to challenge the decision at tribunal.
“But the lawyers have said no. They believe there are grounds for concern and they’re looking to negotiate some kind of deal with him, which has upset some members of the board.”..read more