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Hillsborough police chief keeps £1m pension

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Is no one made accountable for their actions any more.. especially higher ranking officers and Ministers.

  • Former head of West Yorkshire Police 'would have faced dismissal'
  • Sir Norman questioned the 'fairness' of the IPCC's process
  • Left police force in October last year so cannot face disciplinary action
  • Victim's mother calls for him to be stripped of knighthood

A former chief constable who was criticised for his actions during the Hillsborough disaster will keep his estimated £1m pension.

Sir Norman Bettison also faced calls to be stripped of his knighthood yesterday after he was heavily criticised over his reaction to a watchdog report on the Hillsborough disaster.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission said he would have had a case to answer for gross misconduct had he still been a serving officer.

But, because he resigned from his £225,000 a year job as head of West Yorkshire Police last October, it is powerless to take disciplinary action against him.

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I think you should still face disciplinary actions if you still alive. Since they can't fire him take part (or all) of that pension.

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His involvement in that inquiry has provoked waves of allegations and criticism from the families of those who died and has dogged his career, which included a stint as the chief constable of Merseyside.

That doesn't seem like a wise career choice...

Seriously though, surely they can do something - at least strip his honorary fellowship from LMJU, that seems like a bit of a slap in the face. Some sort of justice is needeed.

ETA: don't know what happened to the fonts on this post!

Edited by Queen in the North

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They all take the Retirement path,the law should be changed so top ranking officers who retire can still be held accountable.

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