'Crompton's cavalier attitude to blame'
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Hillsborough: Senior police 'had cavalier attitude'

The Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, David Crompton, had to be suspended because of his "cavalier attitude" to the Hillsborough disaster, Professor Phil Scraton has said.

The author of the Hillsborough Independent Panel said the chief constable had written an email "immediately before the panel report came out... and the phrase that is used in that email is that 'if we don't pull together we are going to be roadkill'... To use that kind of a phrase in an email which starts 'Hey gents', it showed the cavalier attitude of the senior management of the South Yorkshire Police."

  • 27 Apr 2016
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