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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.

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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.

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Experts say that 'crowd control' has been replaced by 'crowd safety' to avoid scenes which marred football in the 80s.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

Families of Hillsborough victims call for team to conduct 'rigorous' examination of South Yorkshire Police

Families who lost loved ones in the Hillsborough Disaster are calling for Theresa May to send a team to conduct a 'rigorous' examination of South Yorkshire Police.

Families of Hillsborough victims are calling for remedial action against police Credit: Press Association

We are appalled to see the shambles in South Yorkshire Police following the Hillsborough Inquest verdict. SYP leadership have showed a lamentable refusal to face up the fact that their organization needs to take along hard look at their values and ethics.

We believe the rank and file officers in the force are being let down by their leaders. Sadly the only solution would appear to be the application of remedial measures and we have today asked Theresa May to commence the procedure to enable this.

The Home Secretary needs to send a team in to look at the force root and branch, to speak to the rank and file and see what they think is wrong in the force and what needs to be done. We believe there needs to be a rigorous and continuing examination of the ethical behavior of the force at every level.

The Force’s motto is ‘Justice with Courage’ – sadly they have shown neither.’

– Elkan Abrahamson, solicitor with Broudie Jackson Canter
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