Police officers could face criminal charges over Hillsborough disaster

With officers expected to learn their fate in days, it is revealed that they came under suspicion from their own force

Police officers who smeared the victims of the Hillsborough disaster could be liable to criminal charges, according to an internal review of the case by the force at the centre of the scandal.

Documents from South Yorkshire police, released under freedom of information laws, show that officials who reviewed the case in 2012 for the force’s former chief constable David Crompton believed the “release of misleading statements to the press/public could be an attempt to pervert the course of justice”.

The author, whose name is redacted, added that “there could be some potential for criminal proceedings”.

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/police-officers-could-face-criminal-charges-over-hillsborough-disaster-tdp95nvgd

CPS to announce decision on Hillsborough prosecutions next week

The Crown Prosecution Service will announce next week whether any individuals or organisations face any criminal charges over the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

Families and suspects have been informed that announcements will be made on Wednesday, setting out charging decisions in respect of individuals and organisations referred to the CPS by two investigations.

Sue Hemming, CPS head of special crime and counter-terrorism division will inform relatives during a private meeting set to be held in Warrington.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/cps-to-announce-decision-on-hillsborough-prosecutions-next-week-1-8611454

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