The sooner Simon Byrne is gone the better and a more competent local officer made chief constable

A letter from David Love:

By Letters
Sunday, 14th February 2021, 9:08 am
Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

As a former police officer, I have watched the conduct of the current PSNI chief constable since he arrived from England.

Having seen how he has behaved during recent contentious republican funerals, the recent display of loyalists marching around parts of Belfast in large numbers and the most recent incident on the Ormeau Road re the Sean Graham loyalist massacre, I have come to the conclusion that this man is out of his depth here in Northern Ireland.

His conduct in making ludicrous comments and apologies for police at the scene, not having the full facts of the incident to hand along with footage captured to examine, is nothing but a knee-jerk reaction to being shouted at by Sinn Fein deputy leader.

He is damaging the reputation of the PSNI who has a difficult enough job to do.

The sooner he is gone the better and a more competent local officer put into the position of chief constable.

CCTV footage will tell the tale of what happened on the Ormeau Road, who did what and who said what.

David Love, Limavady

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