The MP for Stockton South, James Wharton, has said that the former Cleveland Police Chief Constable should 'face the consequences of his actions'.
It was announced this morning that Sean Price has been found guilty of gross misconduct. He is expected to be dismissed later today.
– Stockton South MP, James Wharton
Mr Price has been found guilty of gross misconduct by an independent panel and it is right he faces the consequences of his actions. The sooner Cleveland Police can move forward and put this behind them the better, but that will be difficult with the criminal investigation on-going. Whilst I understand it is unlikely Mr Price will face any criminal prosecution Sacristy is about far more than one man.
The criminal investigation must be allowed to run its course but with an expected end date well into 2014 and at a cost of over £100,000 per month the sooner it is concluded the better.
A new Chief Constable is expected to be elected by the Police and Crime Commissioner who will be elected on 15 November.