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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