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Cleveland Police chief sacked

Cleveland Police have confirmed that the Deputy Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Derek Bonnard, has been dismissed from the force for gross misconduct.

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Deputy Chief Constable of Cleveland Police dismissed for gross misconduct

Cleveland Police have confirmed that Deputy Chief Constable Derek Bonnard has been dismissed from the force for gross misconduct.

In a disciplinary hearing, six counts of gross misconduct were upheld against Derek Bonnard.

These stemmed from an investigation carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission after a referral from Cleveland Police Authority in August 2011.

Derek Bonnard continues to deny strenuously any wrongdoing.

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