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Cleveland Police chief sacked

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.

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Price 'persuaded a member of staff to lie'

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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