Thursday, 25 October 2012
A major public resignation took place yesterday - but I didn't hear a 'dicky bird' out of the Police Federation, the police trade union.
Sir Norman Bettinson - chief constable of West Yorkshire Police - walked away from his job with an annual pension of £83,000, but will not face any internal police misconduct charges relating to the Hillsborough disaster - in which 96 Liverpool football fans died.
Sir Norman resigned his post ahead of a West Yorkshire Police Authority meeting that was due to consider his role in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster - which has attracted much criticism.
Yet the Police Federation has nothing to say - for a change.