12/08/2016

Complaints Not Upheld by Metropolitan Police Service

In 2014 Cleveland Police received a number of complaints.

These included complaints concerning the actions of the former Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer and the former Asst. Chief Constable Sean White.

The allegations related to various aspects of the management of an Equality Review and the subsequent media coverage.

There was also a complaint that former Asst Chief Constable White had given orders to “destroy” a police officer.

The complaints were voluntarily referred by Cleveland Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). After consideration, the IPCC remitted the complaints back to the force for investigation, and the PCC duly appointed a highly experienced investigator from the Metropolitan Police Service to conduct the investigation.

The investigation has now been completed and the PCC and the Force have been informed by the Senior Investigating Officer that none of the complaints have been upheld.

There is a right to appeal - and with that in mind, no further comment or details will be published by the PCC or the Force at this time.