Sean Price, the chief constable of Cleveland Police, has been sacked after being found guilty of two counts of gross misconduct.
A disciplinary hearing found he lied to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, and instructed a member of his staff to lie, about his alleged involvement in trying to influence the recruitment of a member of staff.
He'd been accused of trying to secure a civilian job in the force for the daughter of Dave McLuckie, then the chairman of the Cleveland Police Authority, which oversees the force.
Sean Price is the first chief constable to be sacked since 1977. The chairman of Cleveland Police Authority Stuart Drummond told a press conference that Mr Price had let himself and the authority down
The Cleveland Police Authority confirmed that Mr Price is no longer a police officer, and will not now face a further misconduct hearing relating to eleven other cases of alleged gross misconduct.
Nicholas Long, Commissioner of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, said Sean Price almost got away with deceiving their investigation.
He told reporters that Mr Price had lied and put pressure on a member of staff to lie on his behalf.
Sean Price issued a statement saying he is "extremely disappointed" with the panel's decision:
Mr Price, who was appointed to lead the force in 2003, remains on bail as part of Operation Sacristy, a corruption probe relating to individuals with past and present associations to Cleveland Police Authority. But it is understood he is unlikely to face any criminal charges. That investigation is costing £100,000 per month.
Cleveland Police is currently being led by Jacqui Cheer, who took over while Mr Price was suspended. A permanent replacement is expected to be appointed by a new Police and Crime Commissioner, who will be elected in November.
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