West Yorkshire Constable Resigns Amid "Boasting" Accusations

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Norman Bettison stepped down from his post today, just two days after Labour MP Maria Eagles relayed the account of John Barry, who attended an MBA program in Sheffield with Bettison around the time of the disaster. From David Conn at the Guardian, who's been superb in his coverage over the last few weeks and months:

"Weeks after the game," Barry wrote, "we were in a pub after our weekly evening class. [Bettison] told me that he had been asked by his senior officers to put together the South Yorkshire police evidence for the forthcoming [Taylor] inquiry. [Bettison] said that: 'We are trying to concoct a story that all the Liverpool fans were drunk and we were afraid that they were going to break down the gates, so we decided to open them'."

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