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<b>Chief Constable Norman Bettison, selected by Ian Herbert</b><br/>
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IPCC unable to root out wrongdoing because of lack of funding and inadequate powers, report reveals

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The figures mean more than one in 10 officers in England and Wales earn a second income from non-police work, according to an investigation by the Mail on Sunday.

Record numbers of police officers doing second jobs

Police watchdog found staff also working as driving instructors or mystery shoppers

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The Anfield club have their detractors, but not when it comes to the search for truth and justice

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Left: Andrew Mitchell. Right: Nobody matching the description of the off-duty police officer, who claimed to have witnessed the outburst, appears to be present in this CCTV still

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96 fans lost their lives during the 1989 disaster

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Hillsborough campaigners welcomed the news of a new inquest into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans, saying: “Justice is on its way.”

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