The police force criticised over Hillsborough claimed Nottingham Forest fans were urinating on police officers as they attempted to help.
The MP for Bassetlaw is calling for the removal of Sir Irvine Patnick's knighthood for his 'shameful' role in the Hillsborough scandal.
Details are emerging about the involvement of West Midlands Police in the cover up by emergency services after the Hillsborough disaster.
– Chief Constable Chris Sims
I welcome today's decision by the IPCC to look into the role of West Midlands Police following the tragedy at Hillsborough in 1989.
As Chief Constable I read the Hillsborough Independent Panel Report and immediately referred West Midlands Police to the IPCC.
Today, the IPCC have accepted that referral and West Midlands Police will give their full support to the IPCC investigation.
An independent report says the force knew statements had been changed to protect senior officers from criticism of the way they policed the crowd.
96 Liverpool fans died during their team's FA cup semi final 23 years ago.
West Midlands Police have issue a statement in response to the report into the Hillsborough disaster.
– Assistant Chief Constable Gareth Cann
WMP supported the independent panel's disclosure of information. West Midlands Police will consider and review the content of the Independent Panel's report. As a force we will respond positively to any action arising from the panel's findings.
The report can be read here.
Government papers which have been kept private since the deaths of Liverpool fans at Hillsborough will be released today.
Liverpool were playing Nottingham Forest on 15th April 1989 when 96 fans died during a crush on the overcrowded terraces of Sheffield Wednesday's ground.
The documents will be made public for the first time, alongside a report from the Hillsborough Independent Panel.
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