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The police watchdog has said it was "completely unacceptable" for a police finance officer to quit ahead of a disciplinary hearing.
Ann Hall was suspended following an allegation of potential gross misconduct relating to the misuse of public funds.
She was allowed to resign by Cleveland Police, despite a disciplinary hearing by the force being due to happen this month.
The decision has been criticised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission which has been carrying out a separate investigation into her conduct.
It has now vowed to go on with its own inquiry into an allegation that unauthorised payments amounting to thousands of pounds were made to an executive coaching company, and says its findings will still be published.
A senior civilian officer at Cleveland Police has resigned ahead of a disciplinary hearing for gross misconduct, her employers said.
Ann Hall was suspended following an allegation of potential gross misconduct relating to the misuse of public funds between June 2010 and October 2011.
The disciplinary hearing was due to take place this month.
The new Chief Constable appointed an independent investigator to look into matters at Cleveland Police and it was found there was a potential case for gross misconduct.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission was investigating an allegation of potential misconduct relating to the misuse of public funds between July 2010 and October 2011.
She was suspended for this matter in February 2013 and the IPCC investigation continues.
The Chief Finance officer for Cleveland Police has resigned from the force, after being investigated for gross misconduct.
Anne Hall was due to face a disciplinary hearing, and had already been suspended.
It follows an investigation relating to the alleged misuse of public funds between June 2010 and October 2011.
Ann Hall is the third chief officer to have left Cleveland Police - two others have been sacked.
A spokesman for the force says this now brings to an end investigations into allegations of misconduct which centred on people who were previously at the head of the force.