Deborah Glass, deputy chair of the IPCC
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Hillsborough disaster: IPCC says Bettison had 'case to answer'

A police watchdog has said a former chief constable could have been sacked for his actions following the publication of a damning report into the Hillsborough disaster.

Sir Norman Bettison would have a "case to answer for gross misconduct" if he was a serving officer, the IPCC found.

It concluded he tried to influence public perception as West Yorkshire Police Authority was deciding whether to refer him to the IPCC.

His solicitor criticised the findings.

Deborah Glass, deputy chair of the IPCC, told the BBC that by publishing the report the public could "judge for themselves."

  • 28 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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