Sir Norman Bettison's police authority chairman has backed the chief constable's decision to retire in the wake of Hillsborough Independent Panel report.
"In all the circumstances and after due consideration, we think this is the right decision for retirement in March 2013," said West Yorkshire Police Authority chairman Mark Burns-Williamson.
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