Cllr Ingall accused Police Commissioner Dhindsa of swearing at him after a council meeting
Hardyal Dhindsa, 59, is accused of launching into a foul-mouthed tirade when he confronted Derby city councillor Phil Ingall following a bad-tempered council meeting.
Cllr Ingall said he approached Mr Dhindsa after the meeting to say goodbye, and that is when he is accused of calling him a w****r twice before storming off.
The row boiled over after Cllr Ingall raised concerns at Wednesday's meeting that Mr Dhindsa had donated £25,000 to a company run by Labour activists, Eastern Europeans Network CIC.
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Cllr Ingall said: "As I left that meeting, I said 'goodnight Hardyal', as I do to a number of councillors. His reply was, 'you're a w****r'.
This was not a joke. There was venom to what he was saying.
"I could not believe it. The council chamber is a lively place and there is banter between some members.
"But, at the end of the meeting, we shake hands and often exchange sweets. However there is a line and this was not banter.
"This was not a joke. There was venom to what he was saying."
The Commissioner apparently abused the councillor for raising his donation to Labour activists
The councillor then reported the insults to the Derby City Council's standards department, questioning the Commissioner's decision to donate the cash.
He said: "I have been a councillor for 11 years and I have never reported anybody to the standards committee.
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"It is taxpayers' cash and we need to get as much value for it as we can.
"There are serious questions as to how it was given out."
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Mr Dhinsda refused to comment on the allegations.
He said the company, Eastern Europeans Network CIC, had carried out work helping raise awareness of hate crime and help Eastern Europeans.
He insisted the grants approval process is "open and transparent".
He said: "An assessment was done on the merit of the application and how it contributed to the police and crime plan.
Commissioner Dhinsda says that the company was working to help raise hate crime awareness
"My office puts forward organisations that meet the criteria.
"Each is assessed by my officers and they seek advice from partner agencies and make recommendations."
Express Online has approached Derby City Council for confirmation that it is investigating the complaint and is waiting for a response.
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