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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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Derek Bonnard guilty of six instances of gross misconduct

Derek Bonnard, the former Deputy Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, has been dismissed from the force after six counts of gross misconduct were upheld in a disciplinary hearing held by Cleveland Police.

Mr Bonnard was found to have:

  • deliberately obstructed the criminal investigation known as Operation Sacristy
  • misused public funds in relation to a charity bike ride
  • misused a corporate credit card
  • inappropriately hired a vehicle which he crashed, costing the tax payer over £5,000
  • accepted inappropriate hospitality
  • failed to follow policy and procedure in relation to a redundancy matter

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