The former chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has claimed he was “stabbed in the back” by the force’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) following the Hillsborough inquests.
David Crompton was suspended by PCC Dr Alan Billings after a press statement he gave was interpreted as blaming Liverpool fans for the disaster.
Mr Crompton was forced to resign from his position by the PCC.
The High Court ruled Dr Billings had acted unlawfully in removing him.
BBC News has also found that removing Mr Crompton from his post is likely to cost taxpayers more than £500,000 in legal fees, plus additional staff expenses.