Chief Constable Gregory could not be compelled to do what outsiders wanted??? ""It is now a question of public confidence"" This is where Byford (later to become Lord Byford) enters, in the guise of Inspectorate of Constabularies. The Ripper case had become so big that Politicians now needed to be seen to be doing something about it too,,, It appears that Gregory was outmaneuvered and "Oldfield and his followers" were removed from the case.. To finish the final remark here,, it says that the Home Secretary should not visit before Friday because that is the day the Ripper had promised to kill again.. It turned out to be a hoax call,, but the city was closed down just in case..