Ex-South Yorkshire Police officers apply for Hillsborough funding

Three ex-police officers charged over the Hillsborough disaster have applied for public funds for their legal fees.

They include former Ch Supt David Duckenfield who faces 95 charges of manslaughter by gross negligence following the 1989 disaster.

Former Ch Supt Donald Denton and former Det Ch Insp Alan Foster are accused of perverting the course of justice.

A decision on whether to grant funding had not been made, South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner said.

Sir Norman Bettison, a former South Yorkshire Police chief inspector who is charged with misconduct in public office, has not currently applied for public funding.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-40756042

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