THE boss of a Liverpool housing association was today under pressure to resign after a judge ruled that he dredged up complaints to have staff arrested.
Steve Coffey, chief executive of Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH), and his human resources chief Karen McMurdo were heavily criticised by District Judge Michael Abelson.
Garston and Halewood MP Maria Eagle has written to Mr Coffey demanding he and Mrs McMurdo explain why they should not resign.
She said: “You lead an organisation which is public facing and is supposed to be a social business and I would like you to explain to me just why you should stay in your job given the debacle that you have led LMH into over all of this.”
Ms Eagle said she read with “incredulity” the report of the court case.
She said it appears the judge believed the way LMH’s senior management had behaved was in “disgraceful way”, but that “those efforts have been thwarted by his application of common sense.”
The court case centred around three former housing workers who were accused of intimidating their bosses.
But the judge ruled that there was no justification for finding any of them guilty and made highly critical remarks about Mr Coffey and Mrs McMurdo.