Bettison referred to IPCC over Hillsborough
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has received a referral from West Yorkshire Police over the conduct of its chief constable following the Hillsborough disaster.
The police watchdog has confirmed it is undertaking a "detailed assessment" over allegations Sir Norman Bettison was "involved in the production and supply of misleading information for the various inquiries that have been undertaken into the Hillsborough disaster".
Sir Norman - who was an off-duty inspector with South Yorkshire Police at the time of the disaster - is also facing investigation over a statement he made last week.
Following a damning report by the Hillsborough Independent Panel, Sir Norman released a statement claiming the Liverpool fans' behaviour made policing the event "harder than it needed to be".
An IPCC statement said the watchdog was now "conducting a detailed assessment of the referral" to determine how the allegations should be investigated.
"This assessment is being conducted in parallel with our ongoing review of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report and supporting documentation. The review is being undertaken to identify from the report what conduct, by named or unnamed police officers, may require referral and to clarify our jurisdiction," it said.