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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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Why is Bettison being investigated over Hillsborough?

The IPCC will today publish its report into Sir Norman Bettison following an investigation into whether he supplied misleading information after the Hillsborough tragedy.

Key facts:

  • Bettison was a chief inspector with South Yorkshire Police at the time of the disaster
  • A spectator at the match, he was involved in the police investigation into what happened
  • He resigned from West Yorkshire Police in October amid controversy over his handling of the aftermath of the tragedy
  • Sir Norman was referred to the IPCC last year following allegations he "concocted a false story of what happened"
  • He has always strenuously denied any wrongdoing

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