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IPCC to review decision not to investigate police chief over Hillsborough

Furious reaction from families bereaved in 1989 disaster prompts police watchdog to reconsider David Crompton ruling

The decision of the Independent Police Complaints Commission not to investigate the South Yorkshire police chief constable, David Crompton, over his force’s conduct at the Hillsborough inquests is to be reviewed after a furious reaction from families whose relatives died in the 1989 disaster.

The IPCC’s deputy chair, Rachel Cerfontyne, is said to have been taken aback by the families’ vehement opposition to the decision and immediately agreed to have it reviewed, although she has not yet confirmed who will conduct the review.

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