Chief constable Jacqui Cheer
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Cleveland Police deputy chief constable Derek Bonnard sacked

The deputy chief constable of Cleveland Police, Derek Bonnard, has been sacked from the force for gross misconduct.

Mr Bonnard was suspended when he was arrested as part of a corruption probe in 2011 and denied any wrongdoing. The former chief constable was also sacked.

The force said Mr Bonnard was sacked for six counts of gross misconduct, including obstructing the inquiry and misusing a corporate credit card.

Mr Bonnard said he planned to appeal after being treated "appallingly".

At a press conference, chief constable Jacqui Cheer said she was now looking for a new deputy chief constable.

  • 25 Mar 2013