A police commissioner who was outraged after commenting on the murder of Sarah Everard resigned just hours after losing a no-confidence vote.
North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Allot decided to step down because he initially said he wanted to regain public confidence, after which he confessed. There were “ridiculous” and “pathetic” comments he made in a radio interview.
More than a thousand complaints were made when he said women should be more “street-oriented” about the power of arrest, and that Ms. Arrests should not have been “submitted”.
The prime minister is said to have been angered by the remarks, as Ms. Euward’s family lives in York, and many see her as an accuser.
At an online public meeting of the North Yorkshire Fire and Crime Panel, all 11 members voted no confidence in him, although he did not have the authority to dismiss him.
He told the meeting he wanted to fight, but later on Thursday issued a statement saying he was “doing a respectable job” and was resigning.
Mr Allot once again apologized for his remarks, saying he was “wrong” and “ruined” by his words.
In his statement, he said: “I hoped I would restore confidence, I would restore trust.
“I am glad that many victim groups have accepted that I am really sorry and willing to work with me to help with my big work.
After a meeting of the police and the crime panel this morning, it became clear to me that the task would be extremely difficult if it were possible at all.
“It will take a long time and a lot of resources in my office and a lot of groups that do their best to help the victims.
“It’s a time when victims don’t have it.
That is why I am doing honorable work and resigning from the post of Commissioner of Police, Fire and Crime in order to restore confidence in the office which I think will be almost impossible for me to do.Philip Lott.
“Women and girls in York and North Yorkshire today are suffering at the hands of men.
“Victims and their support groups need to be heard.
“If the debate over my future is rife, they can’t be heard.
“That’s why I’m doing honorable work and resigning as Commissioner of Police, Fire and Crime – to restore confidence in the office which I think would be almost impossible for me to do, and the voice of the victims.” Being able to hear clearly is the constant commotion that surrounds me.
An acting PCC will be selected from its staff until there is a by-selection for the role of 74,400.
The meeting followed a Yorkshire Post report that said most of Mr Allot’s staff had signed a letter expressing frustration with his comments and his attitude toward colleagues. I have made allegations.