Torbay Vice-Chairman Terry Manning (Tory)
Torbay Council vice-chairman Terry Manning has been suspended for abusing his position as councillor.
A council standards hearing heard how he threatened to make trouble for a car recovery firm in a row over the release of his daughter-in-law's car.
A hearing sub-committee of the standards board of the council unanimously agreed Cllr Manning, a Tory Brixham councillor, had twice breached the code of conduct of councillors.
It found Cllr Manning had tried to use his position to secure the release of a car belonging to his daughter-in-law after it had been impounded by police and also made threats to make trouble for the business.