Allegations a senior Met officer improperly obtained information to use in his own previous disciplinary hearing in 2018 have been found not proven.
A misconduct hearing for Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matthew Horne was hosted by Thames Valley Police as an independent force. The panel was led by an independent legally qualified chair.
Assistant Commissioner Louisa Rolfe said: “The hearing panel has found that DAC Horne did not breach the police standards of professional behaviour for his actions while serving as an officer with Essex Police.
“Today’s outcome brings to an end this long-running matter with the allegations against DAC Horne found not proven.”