Three former South Yorkshire Police officers will not be referred to CPS for Hillsborough allegations

Three former South Yorkshire Police (SYP) officers will not be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) following an investigation into allegations of a ‘cover-up’ by the force following the Hillsborough disaster.

Six other individuals were charged with offences relating to Hillsborough in June 2017.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) – now renamed the Independent Office for Police Conduct – investigated allegations that these three senior officers participated in a strategy to minimise SYP culpability for the disaster by wrongly blaming Liverpool fans. In particular, it is alleged that officers sought to deliberately mislead the Lord Justice Taylor inquiry, the contributions hearing and the original inquest proceedings.

Strategic Lead for Hillsborough Rachel Cerfontyne reviewed the evidence to see if it met the threshold for referral to the CPS.

Read on… https://policeconduct.gov.uk/news/three-former-south-yorkshire-police-officers-will-not-be-referred-cps-hillsborough-allegations

No Hillsborough ‘cover-up’ charges for three former South Yorkshire Police officers

Three former South Yorkshire Police will not face charges into allegations of a “cover-up” by the force following the Hillsborough disaster – despite “indications” that two of them may have committed a criminal offence.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) – now renamed the Independent Office for Police Conduct – investigated allegations that these three senior officers participated in a strategy to minimise South Yorkshire Police culpability for the disaster by wrongly blaming Liverpool fans.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/no-hillsborough-cover-up-charges-for-three-former-south-yorkshire-police-officers-1-9062454

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