RefNoPOL/17
TitleWest Midlands Police's Complaints Investigation against South Yorkshire Police officers
DescriptionThe record in this series consists of papers regarding complaints made against individual officers of South Yorkshire Police following the Disaster. West Midlands Police was the independent force to undertake the proceedings. They studied questionnaires, statements, examined documents and analysed transcripts of people who gave evidence at the Taylor Inquiry. They reported to the Police Complaints Authority.

In April 1990, following Chief Constable Geoffrey Dear's appointment to the post of Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary, Chief Constable Leslie Sharp of Cumbria Constabulary took charge of the criminal and complaint investigations while Assistant Chief Constable Mervyn Jones, West Midland Police led on behalf of the Coroner's Inquest. The Inquest remained adjourned until it was established whether any criminal proceedings would be brought.

On 30 Aug 1990, the Police Complaints Authority announced it was satisfied with the disciplinary investigations. On the same date, the Director of Public Prosecution announced there was insufficient evidence to bring criminal proceedings against any individuals or organisations.

The records include Statements and Documents relating to complaint against N4574, South Yorkshire Police Constable (Mounted Section) [POL/17/1] Original Statements relating to complaint investigations, S1 - S33 [POL/17/2]; Annotated Typed Statements relating to complaint investigations, S1 - S33 [POL/17/3]; Indexed Allocated Actions and Outcomes [POL/17/4]; Transcripts of interviews [POL/17/5]; Indexed Messages and Outcomes [POL/17/6]; Complaint Investigation Files [POL/17/7]; Complaints and Discipline Report Files [POL/17/8]; Interview Video Tapes [POL/17/9]; Interview Audio Tapes [POL/17/10]; Documents created and received relating to complaint investigations, D1 - D44 [POL/17/11].
Date1978 - 1991
Extent296 items
AccessStatusRestricted
LevelSeries
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