John Maxwell (police officer)
|Sir John Maxwell CBE|
24 December 1882|
|Died||14 February 1968(aged 85)|
|Known for||Chief Constable, Manchester City Police (1927–1942)
Involvement in the Greenfield case.
Maxwell grew up in Muirkirk, Ayrshire. He joined the Manchester City Police in 1901 and served as Chief Constable from 1927 to November 1942. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1936 New Year Honours and knighted in the 1941 New Year Honours.
Maxwell's involvement in the 1940/1941 Greenfield case over his dismissal of a fireman resulted in considerable negative publicity.
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