The police watchdog has been given the names of more than 1,400 officers as it investigates South Yorkshire Police's role in the Hillsborough tragedy, MPs were told today.
The Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz said: "The South Yorkshire chief constable wrote to me on Friday to say he sent a list of 1,444 names of former and serving officers of South Yorkshire to the IPCC. This is a huge number of names - more than we expected."
Sir Norman Bettison resigns as chief constable of West Yorkshire Police after claims that he was involved in a Hillsborough 'cover-up.'
A Hillsborough survivor claims that Sir Norman Bettison told him about a cover-up shortly after the 1989 stadium tragedy.