A disgraced police chief was sacked after two counts of gross misconduct were upheld at a disciplinary hearing.
Delivering the judgement, Joanna Greenberg QC said: "The most serious allegation found proved against Mr Price is that he persuaded a member of staff to lie in the course of an investigation into his alleged misconduct. As such he was seeking to pervert the course of justice."
The comments appeared in a Cleveland Police statement confirming the dismissal of its chief constable.
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