A former deputy Chief Constable has agreed a compensation deal with Nottinghamshire Police.
Howard Roberts claimed victimisation against the force after he revealed wrongdoing by his line manager, Chief Constable Julia Hodson, under whistleblowing laws.
Under the terms of the compensation settlement Mr Roberts cannot comment on the issue or the amount of damages he has received. His contract with the force was not renewed in 2010.
The allegations levelled at Ms Hodson were also kept under wraps due to the case being settled at tribunal level and subsequently will not go to court.
Nottinghamshire Police Authority said in a statement: “The matter has been settled by mutual agreement between the parties involved.
“At this time there is no further information or statement being issued.”
The settlement has surprised some commentators, with former member of the Nottinghamshire Police Authority, John Clarke, expressing he was “very surprised” that Mr Roberts agreed a settlement deal and expected the compensation to be a six-figure sum.
In 2010, following a critical report of Nottinghamshire Police, the Nottingham Police Authority brought in Alan Given as part of a restructuring process.
At the time Mr Given said: “The people of Nottinghamshire rightly expect their Police Authority to ensure the police are delivering a level of service which is comparable to that in other similar areas.
“Nottinghamshire Police Authority faces significant challenges – the capability review identified a raft of issues that require immediate remedial action.
“I am very much looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”
Mr Roberts is understood to be suing Nottingham Police Authority as well as his former line manager. He was openly critical of the amount of money spent on restructuring the force.