The new Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced she is considering a ‘fundamental re-organisation’ of South Yorkshire Police.
The announcement was made in the House of Commons this afternooon.
Rudd’s words came after former Conservative Cabinet minister Sir Eric Pickles said South Yorkshire Police ‘seems to be a force that has institutionalised dysfunctionality’.
He added that the future of the force is linked to the findings on the Battle of Orgreave, in which 96 pickets were arrested, but cases later dropped and damages paid out by the force.
The force has been involved in major national controversy around the Hillsborough inquests and the Rotherham scandal.