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Police boss resigns after Hitler tweet

Margaret Davis

Published 13/02/2013|14:28

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A deputy police and crime commissioner has resigned after a row sparked when she retweeted a quote by Hitler.

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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."

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