Hills­bor­ough cops to be charged

The Observer - - NEWS WORLD -

EX-PO­LICE chief David Duck­en­field and five oth­ers will be pros­e­cuted over the 1989 Hills­bor­ough dis­as­ter fol­low­ing a tire­less cam­paign for jus­tice by the fam­i­lies of 96 Liver­pool fans killed at an FA Cup semi-fi­nal. The ini­tial ver­dict of ac­ci­den­tal death was over­turned when a sec­ond in­quest ruled un­law­ful killing. Mr Duck­en­field, 72, in charge on the day of the tragedy, will be charged with man­slaugh­ter. Ex-chief con­sta­ble Sir Nor­man Bet­ti­son (pic­tured), 61, faces four counts of mis­con­duct in public of­fice. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion has run for four years and cost $170 mil­lion.


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