Hillsborough disaster police to be identified16/10/2012 - 16:07:40
South Yorkshire Police will take just two weeks to give the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) the names and addresses of up to 1,000 officers who were on duty on the day of the Hillsborough disaster.
Chief Constable David Crompton told the Home Affairs Select Committee there were 100 serving officers who were on duty, several hundred retired officers, and a few hundred from other forces.
The IPCC announced a week ago that it was launching the biggest investigation yet into police action after an independent panel reported there was a cover-up in the aftermath of the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at the 1989 disaster.
Mr Crompton, who agreed under questioning that some police had been “sick” to deflect blame on to fans, said his force was not making decisions about officers’ culpability and was leaving it to the IPCC.
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