The former chief constable of Cleveland Police, Sean Price, who was sacked for gross misconduct said he will not face criminal charges. He had been under investigation as part of the Operation Sacristy inquiry into alleged corruption within the force.
"I have maintained my innocence in these matters from the outset, and am of course pleased with the decision of the CPS.
"However, I think it is an absolute disgrace that I have been kept on bail for such a long period without even being spoken to.
"My extremely high-profile arrest ruined my life and my reputation, and it is now clear for all to see that it was completely unnecessary, disproportionate and unlawful.
"The ongoing and misguided criminal investigation has been a complete waste of £5 million of public money"