Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Timeline of Investigation

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Timeline of Investigation

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THE inquiries which led to Operation Sacristy began in August 2010 when HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) began inquiries into Cleveland Police Authority (CPA) at the request of the force itself.

Among the other key dates have been: April 2011: HMIC asks Warwickshire Chief Constable Keith Bristow to take over.

May 2011: Warwickshire Police announces it is carrying out a criminal probe into CPA and is investigating "people with current or past associations" with the Cleveland Authority. CPA chairman Cllr Dave McLuckie reveals his belief he is being investigated and denies any wrongdoing. He resigns as chairman, but maintains he is innocent.

August 2011: Chief Constable Sean Price, his deputy Derek Bonnard and the force's former solicitor Caroline Llewellyn are arrested and released on bail. Mr Price and Mr Bonnard are suspended on full pay.

October 2011: Jacqui Cheer is named Cleveland Temporary Chief Constable. November 2011: The Gazette reveals Sacristy is focussed on 10 people - including "very senior public figures and leaders" - and three companies. …

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