West Yorkshire Police Authority member tells me their view was that chief constable Sir Norman Bettison should go.
They were worried about public and staff confidence in him if the police watchdog the IPCC did investigate him.
The families of Hillsborough victims welcomed the retirement Sir Norman Bettison, who criticised Liverpool fans in the wake of the disaster.
Steve Kelly believed his brother Michael died shortly after the crush at Hillsborough began. Now documents suggest that was not the case.
The police chief that the Hillsborough victims' families believe smeared their loved ones has exclusively told ITV News he is 'not ashamed.'