Misconduct hearing date set

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A DATE has been set for a hearing into misconduct allegations against a senior police officer.

Following a prehearing meeting for the misconduct hearing for the Deputy Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Derek Bonnard, a revised schedule has now been set for the process.

The misconduct hearing will start on November 20 and last for up to three weeks.

It relates to seven allegations of gross misconduct and will be held in private.

The misconduct hearing follows a managed investigation carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission following a referral from Cleveland Police Authority in August 2011.

One matter of potential gross misconduct has been deferred pending the outcome of the wider criminal investigation ongoing by Operation Sacristy.

Mr Bonnard remains suspended from duty.