Thousands of signatures are calling for Sir Norman Bettison's retirement to be delayed.
The families of Hillsborough victims have welcomed the decision to retire by a top police officer who criticised Liverpool fans
Sir Norman Bettison's retirement as West Yorkshire's Chief Constable comes after an investigation into his role in the Hillsborough tragedy
The chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group has reacted to the IPCC's finding that former West Yorkshire police chief Sir Norman Bettison "has a case to answer" for his actions in the wake of the Hillsborough report.
Margaret Aspinall, who lost her 18-year-old son, James, in the disaster, said it was "another step on the road to justice" for the 96 victims.
"In the IPCC's own words, this was gross misconduct and, in my mind, that is a very serious offence and the fact that he resigned should not mean that this report is the end of it"
"We want to see him stripped of his honours - his knighthood and his Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University.
"I believe he resigned to protect his pension and his behaviour has shown he is not deserving of that pension."
The chairman of the West Yorkshire Police Federation, Jon Christopher, told Calendar:
"Clearly Sir Norman is no longer a serving officer. It is now open to the public debate to see what, if anything, can be done against him if that's the will of the public."
"It was the IPCC's view at the start of the investigation, as it was the view of his Police Authority, that Sir Norman's actions, if proven, fell so far short of what is expected of a Chief Constable that dismissal would be justified.
"The evidence uncovered during the investigation supports that view".
West Yorkshire Police will hold interviews today for a new Chief Constable.
Sir Norman Bettison resigned last year, saying an inquiry into his role after the Hillsborough tragedy was "a distraction" to the force.
The search for a new chief constable for West Yorkshire moves on today two months after Sir Norman Bettison resigned over the Hillsborough scandal. The county's new Police and Crime Commissioner will hold talks about finding a permanent replacement.
The West Yorkshire Police Authority meets in full for the first time today since Sir Norman Bettison announced he was resigning as Chief Constable.
He had previously said he would retire in 2013, but following speculation about his involvement in the Hillsborough tragedy he said he would step down.
he South Yorkshire Police Authority are also meeting for the final time before a new Police and Crime Commissioner is appointed.
The families of the Hillsborough victims have welcomed the early retirement of West Yorkshire's Chief Constable who they accuse of taking part in a cover up to shift blame for the disaster from the police to the fans.
Sir Norman Bettison is to step down after a complaint about his role following the deaths of the 96 fans was referred to the official police watchdog. Jon Hill reports.
Mark Burns-Williamson, chair of West Yorkshire Police Authority agrees with Norman Bettison's decision to retire next March.