Cleveland Police officers suspended for spying on journalists
Two senior Cleveland Police officers have been suspended as part of an investigation into the way anti-terror legislation was used to spy on former colleagues and journalists.
In 2017 a tribunal ruled the force had acted unlawfully by using Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act. Following this, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) launched a misconduct probe. The force has not named the suspended officers but said they were "senior". It also said a senior member of staff had been redeployed temporarily to another role.
Earlier last month, the IOPC confirmed that notices of gross misconduct had been served to seven officers - five who are now retired - and one member of staff. More at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-48388232
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