THE House of Commons home affairs select committee met this afternoon to hear evidence from the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Director of Public Prosecutions on how investigations into the Hillsborough disaster and the pursuit of justice are progressing.
Re-read our updates in our blog below. Appearing before the committee in Westminster are:
Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, and Nazir Afzal OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS North West
Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, former chair of the IPCC
Dame Anne Owers DBE, Chair, Ruth Evans, non-executive Commissioner, and Jane Furniss, Chief Executive, Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Keith Vaz MP, chairman of the committee, said: “With the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report, chief officers under investigation and police morale and public confidence at a new low, it is more important than ever for there to be robust oversight of the police.
"We will be asking the Director of Public Prosecutions and the top officials at the IPCC what they need to make sure that the perpetrators of the Hillsborough cover up can be brought to justice. We will also be asking how we can ensure that the IPCC are able to conduct fair and effective investigations and public faith can be restored."