This has all the hallmarks of my complaints to iPCC for over 3 years,the two arrests proven to be fruads by traffic police officer and Detectives at the force =2. Proven to be fruads,I hope it is I’ve been through too much for this to be ignored.
Investigation into Cleveland Police and its former authority is consulting CPS on evidence before submitting a file
Senior officers investigating alleged corruption at Cleveland Police and its former authority are consulting the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) before submitting a file of evidence.
Investigators in Op Sacristy, which began its criminal investigation in April 2011, are in talks with the CPS for advice on the evidence gathered during their enquiries before they submit a full file of evidence to lawyers for consideration.
A spokeswoman for the investigation said that the CPS will require some time to consider the evidence gathered before it is able to provide further guidance to the investigative team.
The spokeswoman added: “There have been extensive enquiries made over two years, but all the investigations, in respect of both criminal offences and professional misconduct matters, have been conducted as quickly and as professionally as possible.”
Nine people are currently on bail in relation to the investigation. The seven men and two women are expected to be re-bailed to dates in September 2013 over the coming weeks.
Sean Price, former chief constable of the force and Deputy Chief Constable Derek Bonnard were arrested by Op Sacristy officers in 2011 and suspended over allegations of misconduct.
Mr Price was then sacked, making him the first British chief constable to be dismissed in 35 years. A four week misconduct hearing is underway for DCC Bonnard, who is currently suspended from the force. It has emerged from the hearing that his contract will not be renewed in September, regardless of the outcome.
He denies all seven allegations of misconduct and has been told he will not face criminal charges in relation to his arrest.
The professional misconduct enquiries were managed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and the inquiry has been led by the Director General of the National Crime Agency Keith Bristow.
The investigation has also been the subject of a peer review and has taken into account learning from previous investigations, such as Operation Lancet – the probe into allegations that Middlesbrough CID detectives had offered drugs to prisoners in exchange for confessions.