Police finance officer facing misconduct allegations resigns from Cleveland force

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A POLICE finance officer who faces a disciplinary hearing for gross misconduct has resigned from her position.

Cleveland Police has confirmed that its assistant chief officer (finance and commissioning) Ann Hall has left the force.

She had been due to face a disciplinary hearing for gross misconduct and was suspended from her role.

It follows an allegation of potential gross misconduct relating to the misuse of public funds between June 2010 and October 2011.

Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer said: “Three chief officers have now left the force, two have been dismissed and one has resigned. This brings to an end the conduct issues raised into those previously at the helm of the organisation.

“I was recently appointed as permanent chief constable, there is a new deputy chief constable in place and around 60 per cent of the current leadership team are new in post.

“Cleveland Police has considered the issues raised by the actions of the previous top team. We have and will continue to amend practices, policies and procedures to prevent such things happening again and we will ensure that our police officers and police support staff receive the good and ethical leadership they deserve as they do their difficult and challenging work.

“I would ask that we are now given the opportunity to put these misconduct issues behind us so we can get on with our job of keeping the public safe and protecting them from harm.”