Police boss resigns after Hitler tweet
Wednesday 13 February 2013
A deputy police and crime commissioner has resigned after a row sparked when she retweeted a quote by Hitler.
Dr Rachel Frosh, who worked with Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner David Lloyd, said she could not "fully comment" on some political issues while remaining in the job.
She said: "I appreciate that David must have constructive relationships with all political parties.
"I recognise that I am not able to fully comment on some political issues whilst remaining as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.
"It is therefore with great regret that I have tendered my resignation this morning."
A row was sparked when Dr Frosh retweeted the entry that said "Dear Socialists embrace your inner Nazism", and linked to a picture of Adolf Hitler with a quote beside.
Afterwards she stressed that she was not attempting to compare any mainstream party with the Nazis.
Mr Lloyd said: "I am sad to have to accept Rachel's resignation. She has taken the honourable course of action by making this decision and I will miss her valuable contribution to my work to further improve policing and crime reductions for the public of Hertfordshire."
Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
Asteroid narrowly scrapes past Earth: how to watch the closest space rock for decades as it flies by
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Prince Philip set to be knighted by Australia: Celebrate by reading his greatest gaffes
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia