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Deborah Glass, Deputy Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission
Allegations that statements were altered and that misleading information was passed to the media and MPs will be investigated and could lead to police misconduct and criminal charges, the IPCC has said.
Claims that officers questioned bereaved next of kin about their loved ones' alcohol consumption, carried out alcohol testing and checked the police national computer to find information about the dead and injured could also lead to charges.
Sir Norman, currently Chief Constable of West Yorkshire, has been referred to the IPCC over allegations that he provided misleading information after the tragedy.
- It was revealed today that Sir Norman Bettison is also under investigation for allegations that he "attempted to influence the decision-making process of the West Yorkshire Police Authority in connection with the referral that they had made".
The biggest ever inquiry into police actions in the UK is to be launched after the on the Hillsborough disaster.
Police watchdog the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said a large number of serving and former officers will be investigated over what happened on the day of the tragedy in 1989, and during the alleged cover-up afterwards.
Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer also said he will look at whether any individual or corporate body should be charged over the football stadium disaster, which left 96 people dead.
Latest ITV News reports
A large number of officers including the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, are being investigated over the Hillsborough disaster.
IPCC launches investigation into a "number of matters" over police handling of Hillsborough disaster.