England: All police officers connected to Hillsborough disaster to be checked

source: egovmonitor.org

England: All police officers connected to Hillsborough disaster to be checked Independent Police Complaint Commission received names of 1,444 police officers who either were at Hillsborough on April 15 1989, or have been involved in investigation afterwards.

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British 'police watchdog', the Independent Police Complaint Commission, just received a long list of 1,444 names. These are all police officers that had contact to the Hillsborough disaster case and need to be checked in terms of responsibility for the tragedy.

This comes after September's report of the Independent Panel that found not only fundamental errors done during the Hillsborough semifinal policing. The panel also found that 41 people of the 96 victims may have been saved if were treated properly. It also discovered a massive, orchestrated campaign to put the blame on Liverpool supporters with 164 testimonies being altered to cover policing mistakes and manipulating media to get the preferred coverage.

Now the IPCC is to check everyone and indicate the black sheep among 1,444 officers, of whom 308 are still active. Depending on the gathered evidence it is expected that even manslaughter charges may be brought against key officers.

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