Three men have been arrested by detectives investigating allegations of criminal conduct at Cleveland Police.
- A 46-year-old man from the Cleveland area was arrested on suspicion of fraud by abuse of position, fraud by false representation, corrupt practice, misconduct in a public office, money laundering, and conspiracy to defraud. He was released on bail until April.
- A 65-year-old man and a 35-year-old man, both from different addresses in Warrington in Cheshire, were arrested on suspicion of corrupt practice, money laundering and fraud by false representation. They were also released on bail, until March.
The arrests, all within the last week, form part of Operation Sacristy, an independent investigation being carried out by Warwickshire Police into the Cleveland force and Cleveland Police Authority.
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