Court acquits police chief of Hillsborough-tragedy

A former police commissioner being acquitted of the manslaughter of 95 spectators were crushed to death. The former british police chief David Duckenfield has

Court acquits police chief of Hillsborough-tragedy

A former police commissioner being acquitted of the manslaughter of 95 spectators were crushed to death.

The former british police chief David Duckenfield has been acquitted of negligent manslaughter of 95 fodboldtilskuere, who died in connection with a FA Cup semi-final in 1989 at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield.

It has a court in Preston definitely, according to local paper the Liverpool Echo.

Now 75-year-old Duckenfield led the police force, there was udkommanderet to the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield in 1989.

It was David Duckenfield, who gave the order to open a large port for the many spectators who were waiting to get into the stadium.

It led to chaos on the already congested stadionafsnit, where spectators were crushed to death. The victims were mainly from the Liverpool and Manchester area.

a total Of 96 people lost their lives as a result of the disaster, but David Duckenfield could not be prosecuted for the 96. deaths, because the victim died more than a year after he inflicted the damage.

Of the 96 killed were 38 of those under 20 years of age. The youngest victim was 10 years - and in a family with later Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

Studies have tried to explain why it went so wrong under just the battle.

A study led by the judge Lord Peter Taylor found, in 1989, that the fight happened in a crash in the police handling. The police handling was designated as primarily responsible for the tragedy.

In the final report he dismissed the police immediate reports of, to full of Liverpool fans would have played a role.

the Authorities ' handling of the tragedy has since then been a festering case - particularly in Liverpool.

Immediately after the complete rejection write kriminaljournalist on the Liverpool Echo's Joe Thomas on Twitter:

- 96 men, women and children were wrongfully killed as a result of Hillsborough-tragdien. No one will be held responsible for their death.

The postings on Twitter, his employer, the newspaper the Liverpool Echo, has chosen to share.

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Updated Date: 29 November 2019, 02:00

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