Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein fury over Gerry Adams' arrest will have 'no impact' on PSNI Deputy Chief Constable job process

By Chris Kilpatrick

The body tasked with appointing the next Deputy Chief Constable has said Sinn Fein's anger towards one of the candidates over the arrest of Gerry Adams will in no way interfere with the process.

Earlier this week the Belfast Telegraph revealed PSNI ACC Drew Harris – who signed off on the arrest of Mr Adams – faced a backlash from the party.

Mr Adams spent four days in police custody while detectives quizzed him about the 1972 murder of Jean McConville.

Yesterday the Policing Board vowed SF's anger would have no impact on Mr Harris's prospects.

"The board's process for a new Deputy Chief Constable will be in line with the highest standards of recruitment policy and practice and all candidates will be treated equitably," a spokeswoman said.

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