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Bettison has 'case to answer'

The IPCC says former police chief Sir Norman Bettison would "have a case to answer" over trying to manipulate his police authority following the publication of the damning Hillsborough report. He will not face action as he retired shortly afterwards.

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Former chief constable faces Hillsborough verdict

Bettison resigned from West Yorkshire Police in 2012. Credit: Dave Higgens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A report into alleged misconduct by former West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison, in relation to the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy, is expected today.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been investigating allegations he gave misleading information after the tragedy, at which time he was chief inspector with South Yorkshire Police.

Sir Norman has always denied being involved in any cover-up.

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