Paul Middup, who was chairman of the South Yorkshire branch of the Police Federation when the Hillsborough disaster occurred, has refused to comment on the inquest's verdict that fans were not to blame.
When ITV News visited him at his home, he said: "I'm not making any statement whatsoever about Hillsborough."
At the time, he was quoted in The Sun as confirming stories published under the headline The Truth, and he was also filmed telling ITV News that the "vast majority" of fans had been drinking and were not listening to police.
When asked directly whether fans were to blame, he said at the time: "The police certainly aren't to blame, because if the fans would do what the police had asked them to do, there wouldn't be any problem, because people would be orderly."
Solicitors acting for 20 of the families said they were "appalled to see the shambles in South Yorkshire Police" following the inquest.
With the force facing legal action from the families of the Hillsborough victims, ITV News looks at the web of lies which led them here.
Families of victims of the Hillsborough disaster are pursuing legal action against South Yorkshire and West Midlands Police.