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Cleveland chief constable sacked for gross misconduct

The Chief Constable of Cleveland Police has been dismissed, after a disciplinary panel found him guilty of counts of gross misconduct.

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Sean Price's actions were "shameful", says IPCC

Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Sean Price, who is to be sacked today after being found guilty of gross misconduct Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Sean Price, who has been dismissed as chief constable of Cleveland Police, was branded "shameful" by the police watchdog today after being found guilty of gross misconduct.

A disciplinary hearing concluded that Mr Price misled the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) by lying and by trying to get a member of staff to lie for him.

IPCC commissioner Nicholas Long said Mr Price believed his position meant he could order people to do as he wished, adding that his standards have fallen far below what would be expected.

He said: "Sean Price's attempts to mislead the IPCC investigation by lying and putting pressure on a member of staff to lie on his behalf were shameful."

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