“I have said repeatedly that the length of time these investigations are taking is intolerable and unfair.
“It is intolerable for the public of South Yorkshire who need these matters to be resolved.
“It is unfair on victims who need to know that officers who have behaved badly are properly brought to book.
“It is unfair on officers who have done no wrong and have had this hanging over them for so long. This is a denial of natural justice.”