Did Sussex Police ACC criticise the Chief Constable?

At a meeting of the Sussex Police & Crime Panel, Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry appeared to criticise Giles York in an unfavourable comparison with his counterpart in the neighbouring Hampshire Force.

The Sussex Panel was dissecting the reasons why Hampshire has a better record of arrests than Sussex when ACC Barry suggested it was because “they have a better Chief Constable”. He later tried to explain that he meant Hampshire’s new Chief Constable was better than her predecessor and he had not been referring to Giles York. Hampshire’s new Chief Constable - Olivia Pinkney - has been in place since April 2016.