The Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Sean Price, has been sacked after being found guilty of gross misconduct. A disciplinary hearing found he had lied to the police watchdog, and also tried to get a member of staff to lie for him.
Sean Price was being investigated over allegations he used undue influence to get a job for the daughter of his boss, the chairman of the police authority which oversees this force. He has been found guilty of lying about that, and getting a staff member to lie on his behalf.
There is a separate and unrelated investigation into alleged corruption called Operation Sacristy and Sean Price is currently on police bail in that inquiry. He faced 11 further allegations of professional misconduct as part of that inquiry, which he won't face, because he's no longer an officer.
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