A complaint against the suspended South Yorkshire Police chief David Crompton over alleged instructions to his legal team at the Hillsborough inquests will not be investigated.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said Mr Crompton was alleged to have told lawyers to “pour blame” on Liverpool fans at the hearings.
Families of some of the victims had lodged the complaint.
No probe into whether Yorkshire police blamed Liverpool fans for Hillsborough disaster
A POLICE watchdog today ruled out an investigation into claims that South Yorkshire’s chief constable told lawyers to “pour blame” on Liverpool fans at the Hillsborough inquests.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said that while the approach of some of the legal teams “clearly caused distress” to the victims’ families, there was no evidence of crime and investigators could not access details of legal discussions.
Hillsborough families attack decision not to investigate David Crompton
Families criticise watchdog over decision not to investigate whether suspended South Yorkshire police chief constable told lawyers to ‘pour blame’ on Liverpool fans
The families of Hillsborough victims have attacked the police watchdog after it refused to investigate the suspended South Yorkshire police chief constable, David Crompton, over his role at the inquests.
Lawyers for 22 Hillsborough families had asked the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to investigate whether Crompton told lawyers to “pour blame” on Liverpool fans for the disaster.
The families alleged that Crompton and South Yorkshire police pursued the strategy in an attempt to deflect blame away from the force for the deaths of 96 fans at the FA Cup semi-final on 15 April 1989.