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22 Hillsborough families complain to police watchdog about suspended SYP chief constable

The police watchdog says it has received a joint complaint from 22 Hillsborough families about the suspended Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police.

Credit: ITV News

David Crompton was suspended by Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Billings in April over his response to the inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.

Watchdog the IPCC has not given details about the complaint, but says it has been referred to Mr Billings for consideration.

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Dismissal proceedings begin for suspended South Yorkshire chief constable

Dismissal proceedings for the suspended South Yorkshire chief constable David Crompton have begun, the force's police and crime commissioner has confirmed.

Suspended South Yorkshire chief constable David Crompton Credit: Press Association

Mr Crompton was suspended on April 27 because of concerns about public trust and confidence in the force following verdicts in the Hillsborough inquests.

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said last month that his decision was based on "the erosion of public trust and confidence".

The force has now begun the statutory process to decide whether to call for MrCrompton to retire or resign, Dr Billings said.

Special report into football crowd safety in light of Hillsborough verdicts

The Hillsborough inquest verdicts marked the end of an era which has seen dramatic changes in the way football matches are policed .

Experts say that 'crowd control' has been replaced by 'crowd safety' to avoid scenes which marred football in the 80s.

Katie Oscroft has been behind the scenes at a championship fixture to find out more.

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