Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have said that a "large number" of current and former police officers face investigations into their role in the Hillsborough disaster and subsequent cover up.
In what the IPCC has said will be the largest ever investigation in to police conduct in the UK the CPS has confirmed that they could face criminal prosecution.
The investigation follows revelations in the Report of the Hillsborough Independent Panel.
It alleged that 164 police statements were altered in the wake of the tragedy, 116 of them to remove or change negative comments about the policing of the match and the ensuing disaster.
Deputy chair of the IPCC Deborah Glass said today:
His decision to retire next year followed a complaint made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission claiming that Sir Norman, who sparked fury when he claimed Liverpool supporters made policing the match "harder than it needed to be", supplied misleading information during the aftermath of the disaster.
Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, has said that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is now looking at evidence from the recent Hillsborough report for evidence to charge individuals or corporate bodies:
The IPCC also paid tribute to the Hillsborough families who have campaigned for the truth since the tragedy in 1996.
The IPCC said: