The former Merseyside and West Yorkshire chief constable had been charged with four counts of misconduct in a public office, all relating to alleged lies he told about his role in the aftermath of the 1989 tragedy in which 96 Liverpool supporters died.
Hillsborough charges against Sir Norman Bettison dropped
A former chief inspector accused of trying to blame Liverpool fans for the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has had all charges against him dropped.
Sir Norman Bettison, then of South Yorkshire Police, had faced four counts of misconduct in a public office.
He was accused of telling lies about the “culpability of fans” and his role in the wake of the tragedy.
Prosecutors said insufficient evidence meant there was no real prospect of securing a conviction.
Criminal charges against former Hillsborough officer Sir Norman Bettison have been dropped
Sir Norman was due to face trial next year charged with four counts of misconduct in a public office
Former police chief Sir Norman Bettison will not be prosecuted over alleged lies he told about the Hillsborough disaster after charges against him were dropped today.
The former chief constable of Merseyside and West Yorkshire had been charged with allegedly lying about his involvement in the aftermath of the disaster and the culpability of fans in the crush in which 96 Liverpool supporters died.