– Stuart Drummond, Chair of Cleveland Police Authority
As a police officer, and particularly as a chief constable, Sean Price's behaviour and attitude over this matter was completely unacceptable and the sanction imposed is wholly appropriate.
His actions have seriously undermined his reputation and his credibility.
I am pleased that the witnesses in this process have found the courage and strength to make a stand and challenge the most senior person in the force.
The chief constable of Cleveland Police who used his influence to recruit the daughter of a high-ranking former colleague has been sacked. The Independent Police Complaints Commission has found him guilty of gross misconduct.