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Bigaitch
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Dec 2, 2019, 4:24 PM

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Duckenfield froze and failed. He should have immediately admitted what went wrong and his role in it. However, his Chief Constable was never going to allow Duckenfield or anyone else in SY Police to admit they'd catastrophically messed up.

But the reasons for the disaster aren't down to one man's mistakes on the day. They were varied and had arisen over years.

The blame falls on poor planning and oversight by SWFC, South Yorks Police and the FA together with the 1970s/1980s problem of violent football hooliganism that had led to the installation of the fencing that prevented easy exit in emergency from dangerously packed terraces. The latter problem also meant that police were anticipating any major problem would relate to crowd violence rather than crowd safety.

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Agreed. This disaster was not the fault of any one person but a multitude of organisations. A corporate manslaughter charge would have been more appropriate.


I am surprised a corporate manslaughter charge was not brought, albeit I am far from informed on the finer details of the case.
In response to an earlier post, although the inquest ruled those who perished were killed unlawfully, the inquest did not state David Duckenfield killed them.
The facts are, in the aftermath of the inquest, the CPS decided they considered there was a reasonable prospect of a conviction against him, hence the decision to charge him accordingly. When one considers that Duckenfield has now faced 3 juries, all of whom failed to convict him, it does make me wonder how strong was the case against him. The CPS are normally reticent to bring charges unless they are fairly certain they will get a result.


(This post was edited by Bigaitch on Dec 2, 2019, 4:26 PM)


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