Police chief on Paris final ‘independent review’ is Uefa security officer

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  • Amsterdam chief Frank Paauw has longstanding ties with Uefa
  • All four people assisting review chair have worked for Uefa

The Amsterdam police chief appointed to sit on Uefa’s “independent review” into the chaos at the Champions League final in Paris is a senior security officer at Uefa, raising further concerns about the independence and governance of the review.

Frank Paauw, an experienced, senior Netherlands police chief and football match commander, worked as a Uefa safety and security officer at four club finals and at the European Championship tournaments of 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Although he has not worked in that capacity since, his career biography, issued by the Amsterdam police, which he has headed since 2019, Paauw is still described as “senior security officer at Uefa”.

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Written by David Conn
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/jul/20/police-chief-on-champions-league-final-independent-review-is-uefa-security-officer-frank-paauw under the title “Police chief on Paris final ‘independent review’ is Uefa security officer”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.