Hillsborough police officers could face criminal charges

Police officers who were involved in the 1989 disaster, in which 96 people died, could potentially face criminal charges if the IPCC uncovers evidence of wrongdoing, reports The Independent.

However, Sir Norman Bettison, is unlikely to face any disciplinary action, after he announced he will be stepping down as Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police in March.

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Hillsborough police face inquiry

Scores of police officers including a serving chief constable are being investigated over the Hillsborough disaster in what will be the biggest ever inquiry into police action, it has emerged.