Dominic Kennedy reports for The Times — A disgraced former councillor who was banned from serving on any local authority has been be given a top post at England’s second largest police force.
Waheed Saleem, 40, who played a prominent role in the “Trojan horse” scandal when schools in Birmingham were feared to be introducing hardline Islamic practices, has become a deputy police and crime commissioner (PCC).
Mr Saleem’s rise raises questions about how appointments are vetted. He once mocked someone who committed suicide but was then chosen as director of a mental health trust, an investigation by The Times discovered.
Mr Saleem has been nominated by David Jamieson, a former transport minister who is PCC at West Midlands.