The former Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Sean Price and suspended Deputy, Derek Bonnard have dropped legal action against three police forces and the man in charge of the investigation into claims of alleged corruption in the force.
Mr Price and Mr Bonnard had previously announced that they would be taking legal proceedings against the police forces providing support to Operation Sacristy, as well as against Keith Bristow - the Director General of the National Crime Agency.
Mr Price and Mr Bonnard had previously claimed that they had been unlawfully arrested and detained, and that their human rights had been both trespassed and breached.
Cleveland Police did not name the suspect they are seeking following the discovery of a body at an address in Cherwell Terrace, Bramble's Farm, Middlesbrough, at 1am.
A force spokeswoman said:
The man police are trying to trace in connection with the incident is believed to be white, in his 40s, around 6ft 2in tall and of proportionate build.
He has short, dark brown hair and was last seen wearing a chequered shirt, dark jeans and black trainers.
Police believe this has been a targeted, domestic-related incident. However, they are appealing for anyone who has seen this man or knows of his whereabouts, not to approach him directly but to get in touch with Cleveland Police via 999.
Police warn public over Middlesbrough woman's death
Cleveland Police today warned the public not to approach a man being sought in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found at an address in Middlesbrough after officers were called to a domestic incident.