UK prosecutors drop charges against ex-police chief over Hillsborough crush
A former police chief no longer faces charges over
the 1989 Hillsborough stadium crush that killed 96.
Prosecutors announced charges of misconduct
against Norman Bettison had been dropped.
Prosecutors said that there was no longer enough
evidence for a “realistic prospect of conviction.”
Families of victims and survivors have always
rejected the police’s official version of events.
An inquest verdict of “unlawful killing” in 2016
prompted a series of prosecutions.