Call for inquiry into ‘shambles’ of South Yorkshire Police after Hillsborough inquests
Lawyers acting for the Hillsborough victims’ families have demanded the Home Secretary begin a ‘root and branch’ inquiry into South Yorkshire Police.
Solicitor Elkan Abrahamson called for the force a ‘shambles’ and said a ‘rigorous and continuing examination of its behaviour was needed.
The demand to Theresa May came a day after acting chief constable Dawn Copley, who replaced David Crompton on Wednesday following the inquest findings, offered to step down after it emerged she had previously been the subject of a misconduct investigation.
Hillsborough: Families want ‘remedial measures’ for South Yorkshire Police
Lawyers for 20 families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster have asked the home secretary to apply remedial measures to South Yorkshire Police.
Broudie Jackson Canter (BJC) Solicitors said Theresa May should send a team in to examine the force “root and branch”.
The force has been criticised after the Hillsborough inquests concluded the 96 victims were unlawfully killed and there were police failings.
Mrs May said she would help the force “confront the mistakes of the past”.
A statement from BJC said the families were “appalled to see the shambles in South Yorkshire Police” following the conclusion of the Hillsborough inquests on Tuesday and said a team from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) should be sent in to “speak to the rank and file and see what they think is wrong in the force and what needs to be done”.
“Rotten to the core!”
Time now for Alan Billings to consider his position, I would have thought?