This may look like a plod bash...

But that is not the intention (fun though it may be ;) ).

While reading the latest piece of Police embarrassment from the article below what caught my eye was the part that I put in bold. These look like serious accusations and as such why were they not applied to the thieving politicians? Those charges against the parasites of Westminster seem more apt than false accounting.

Cleveland police head and staff arrested over corruption | UK news | The Guardian
Cleveland police head and staff arrested over corruptionArrests come after Warwickshire police inquiry into Cleveland Police Authority over allegations of misconduct and fraud

Warwickshire police and some officers from North Yorkshire have been investigating Cleveland Police Authority over allegations of fraud.

The chief constable of Cleveland, his deputy and a staff member have been arrested as part of a criminal inquiry into corruption within the police authority, the Guardian understands.
Sean Price, the chief constable and Derek Bonnard, his deputy were taken in for questioning on suspicion of misconduct in a public office, corrupt practice and fraud by abuse of position. The third person arrested is a female member of the police staff.
Warwickshire police, which is running the investigation, would not comment on the identities of those arrested.
A spokesman said: "Police officers conducting a criminal investigation into a number of people with current or past associations with Cleveland Police Authority and the manner in which the authority may have conducted some of its business have this morning (August 3) arrested three people on suspicion of misconduct in a public office, fraud by abuse of position and corrupt practice.
"Two men and a woman were arrested and have been taken to a police station in North Yorkshire where they will be interviewed later today. A number of premises are being searched in connection with these arrests."
The arrests come after a two-month inquiry by Warwickshire police into allegations that Cleveland Police Authority was corrupt in the way it was running its business.
Price is also the subject of a separate inquiry by the Independent Police Complaints Commission into claims that he used undue influence to get a job for the daughter of the then chairman of the police authority, Dave McLuckie.
The criminal investigation is investigating a series of contracts to businesses. The chair of the authority McLuckie stood down in May within days of the criminal investigation being launched.
The inquiry is being run by Warwickshire with officers from North Yorkshire police. It began after a request from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary following inquiries into how the Cleveland authority ran its business.
Cleveland police was the subject of a notorious corruption investigation in the late 1990s. Operation Lancet ran from 1997 to 2002 after allegations that drugs were being traded for confessions and that prisoners were being assaulted.
Cleveland police would not comment on the arrests. They referred all inquiries to Warwickshire police.

Did anyone see where I parked my bus?

It has also just been mentioned on R4's lunch time news. Interesting.
Possibly the sacrificial lambs to divert attention away from the fact that nobody at the Met has been arrested.
Possibly the sacrificial lambs to divert attention away from the fact that nobody at the Met has been arrested.
. . . . . . yet !! :)
It will be interesting to find out if they were also involved in the stitching up of Ray Mallon, the thrice elected Mayor of Middlesbrough, when he was a copper on the Cleveland plod.
I understand that this chap has been setting a bad example, letting the side down etc, by concentrating on crime reduction, and, worse, doing so successfully.


Set a policeman to catch a policeman?
Re the OP Chief Police Officers are Politicians by another name. The difference is they are the expendable ones along with other senior civil serpents.

As for corruption in the police I dare say a lot more of it goes on at the top end than the bottom end and is mainly expenses and perks related as I do not recall being invited to be a VIP guest to a national charity event, be put up overnight in a swanky hotel and have my force compensated whilst I'm out of the area.

... Probably because they've seen that footage of me singing "Back in Black" on the kareoke at a christening whilst holding said child like a guitar.

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