Misconduct outcome for former Chief Constable Michael Veale
Notice of Outcome of Misconduct hearing 26-30th June and 31st July 2023 – Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012
It is alleged that Michael Veale, when Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, made unwanted remarks of a sexual nature in October and December 2018 to a colleague, and that this conduct amounted to breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in particular those paragraphs relating to: Equality and Diversity; Discreditable Conduct, and Authority, Respect and Courtesy. It is alleged that this conduct, if proven, amounts to gross misconduct, being so serious as to justify the dismissal of a police officer.
Determination of the persons chairing the hearing 26th – 30th June 2023 (Chair – S Fenoughty)
Allegations proved and the conduct alleged amounted to gross misconduct. The panel made a recommendation that the sanction should be that had Mr Veale still been a serving officer he should have been dismissed.
Determination of the person chairing the hearing 31st July 2023 (Chair – S Turner, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland)
To impose disciplinary action – Mr Veale should have been dismissed if still serving.