DISGRACED Hillsborough police chief Sir Norman Bettison was today learning if he faces investigation over his role in the aftermath of the disaster.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission was this morning set to reveal what action it intends to take in the wake of last month’s independent panel findings.
The West Yorkshire Police chief constable – who last week announced a decision to retire in March – was referred to the watchdog, along with his former employers South Yorkshire police.
West Midlands police, who led the now-shamed external inquiry into the disaster, also referred itself.
It is anticipated that the announcement will centre on potential action against former and serving officers at both forces.
Following any investigation, the IPCC has powers to force a police force or authority to bring disciplinary action where deemed appropriate.
If criminal conduct is found, individuals could be referred to the CPS for potential prosecution.