Giles York resignation

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Dear Sussex Police,

Some mystery remains behind the premature resignation of Giles York which appears to have come completely out of the blue.

It is rumour in the community and I seek clarification on the following:

Was Giles York involved in an incident prior to resignation with his Police driver, where the pair stumbled across an incident, the pair made an arrest of a person, the person taken to custody and subsequently died prematurely?

Is the IOPC involved in this death in custody report?

Will an investigation follow by Sussex Police in to Giles York and his actions / inactions and any cause/effect on the premature death?

Why has a resignation been permitted if an investigation has commenced?

Yours faithfully,

Tom

Sussex Police

Date: 17/03/2020

Your Ref:  Freedom of Information request - Giles York resignation     

Our Ref: FOI 904/303/20
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Contact Name: Roger Brace FOI Officer
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