12th April 2017
Cheshire East Council has suspended it's Chief Executive Mike Suarez as an independent investigation is launched into his conduct.
The announcement was made after a two-day meeting of the Investigations and Disciplinary Committee looking into what they called ‘Officer Conduct’.
The local authority has issued this statement:
“Concerns about officer conduct have been considered at a meeting of the investigation and disciplinary committee on April 10-11, 2017. A decision has been taken to suspend the chief executive of Cheshire East Council while an independent investigation is undertaken.”
The chair of the investigation and disciplinary committee, said:
“We would stress that suspension is a neutral act taken in the interests of both the council and chief executive. It is important that this investigation is undertaken objectively and therefore it would be inappropriate to make any further comment at this stage.”