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The Chief Constable of Cleveland and his deputy were arrested today by detectives investigating allegations of misconduct, abuse of position and corrupt practice.
The inquiry is being conducted by Warwickshire Police Chief Constable Keith Bristow.
He is being assisted by senior detectives from North Yorkshire Police.
In May, the Warwickshire force was brought in to oversee a wide-ranging corruption investigation after allegations were made against present and former members of Cleveland Police Authority.
A statement from Warwickshire Police today 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 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."