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Mr Stewart spoke publicly about the issue as Mr Rhodes, who was the Conservativebacked candidate for the job, faced continuing calls for his resignation.
Mr Stewart has called for an independent inquiry into why the two civilian police workers, and a man from Penrith whose home was raided by police officers, were arrested over their alleged involvement in leaking Mr Rhodes travel invoices.
The row blew up after reports that the commissioner used a chauffeurdriven Mercedes to attend two public functions at a cost to the public purse of has since apologised for what he says were two mistakes: not checking how much the trips would cost beforehand and not ensuring the spending was made public on his website until last week.
The focus of the row has now shifted to the question of why those accused of involvement in leaking the information were turf soccer cleats arrested.
Two civilian police workers a 47yearold man and a 50yearold woman have been arrested on suspicion of data protection offences and misconduct in a public office; and a 59yearold Penrith man arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
Mr Stewart said: personally think it was a huge error to arrest these people.
don think it was appropriate. I have spoken to the police and crime commissioner and he has assured me that he had nothing to do with this decision.
I think we should magista junior have an independent investigation turf soccer cleats to turf soccer cleats look at precisely that question. We need to look very closely at why the chief constable thought that was an appropriate decision. an earlier statement, acting chief constable Bernard Lawson said it was his duty to investigate alleged unlawful disclosure of information police yesterday declined for a second time to reveal how many police officers have worked on the investigation, described last week by the Police Federation which represents rank and file officers as and disproportionate Stewart added: lot of people are extremely concerned about this issue, and rightly so. There seems to be a loss of confidence, which is why we need a completely independent investigation to find out what happened. Lakes Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron has vowed to raise the issue of the arrests at Prime Ministers Questions tomorrow.
He said: has been enormously heavy handed.
happened is very dangerous and a threat to the freedom of speech. plight of the now suspended civilian police workers allegedly involved in leaking the commissioner invoices has sparked a huge debate about the issue of whistleblowers in public life.
Public relations consultant Henry Gewalter, who played a pivotal role in passing on details of MPs expenses to a national newspaper, said of the Cumbrian arrests: is absolutely outrageous. It a disgrace turf soccer cleats magista junior.