Crime Agency Chief Gets 2 More Years Amid Funding Push

Law360, London (July 15, 2020, 6:03 PM BST) -- The head of the U.K.'s crime-fighting agency will remain in her post until January 2023 after calling for billions in extra funding to help to tackle serious organized crime, the government said.

Lynne Owens will continue as the National Crime Agency's director general for another two years, Home Secretary Priti Patel said Tuesday. Her term was set to expire at that start of 2021. Owens has the power to direct chief constables and the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and answers directly to the Home Office.

"Lynne's reappointment means the organization will continue to benefit from her leadership at a crucial...

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