Cleveland Police chief constable and deputy to face misconduct hearings (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Cleveland Police chief constable and deputy to face misconduct hearings
2:32pm Wednesday 22nd August 2012 in News
A CHIEF constable and his deputy are facing misconduct hearings a year after their arrests as part of a corruption investigation.
The Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Sean Price, and Deputy Chief Constable Derek Bonnard will face the hearings after a report by the Independent Police Complaints commission (IPCC) was submitted to the Cleveland Police Authority earlier this month.
The IPCC investigation was separate from Operation Sacristy, a corruption investigation led by Warwickshire Police.
Operation Sacristy is still ongoing and CC Price and DCC Bonnard are suing West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Warwickshire for their arrests, which they allege were unlawful.
Cleveland Police Authority will carry out two separate misconduct hearings relating to the IPCC report in the next two months.
CC Price faces eleven matters at the hearing and seven will be deferred pending the outcome of Operation Sacristy.
DCC Bonnard faces seven, with two other matters deferred until Operation Sacristy reaches its conclusion.
Both were arrested last year as part of Warwickshire Police’s criminal investigation along with Caroline Llewellyn, the force's former solicitor. Councillor Dave McLuckie, who stood down in May as the chairman of the police authority, was arrested in November last year.
Both CC Price and DCC Bonnard have been suspended.
The misconduct hearings will be held in private within the next two months. Details of the allegations against both men have not been released.