Criminal investigation launched in deadly 1989 stadium crush
A Liverpool fan pays his respects outside the club's ground at Anfield, Liverpool, on September 23, 2012.
October 12th, 2012
02:16 PM ET

Criminal investigation launched in deadly 1989 stadium crush

Britain's Independent Police Complaints Commission has initiated a criminal investigation into police misconduct in a 1989 tragedy at a soccer ground where 96 people died.

The investigation follows a private inquiry that found serious failings by police and emergency services.

The private report, released last month, reviewed thousands of documents and cast doubt on the original inquest's finding of accidental death.

The crush at Sheffield's Hillsborough Stadium on April 15, 1989, has cast a lasting shadow over Liverpool and the surrounding Merseyside area.

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  1. banasy©

    Oh, I remember this; what a tragedy it was...

    October 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |

    Celebration of BAMA victory sale: come see the victory we all knew would happen.... great things for the kiddies
    who need new music toys for "happiness" like correct taxation of mom and DAD. 🙂 American children are HARD WORKERS IN KANSAS.... they love construction work and they no longer want to be a BURDEN to mom and DAD.

    October 12, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Great!

    Yay! We're all the way up to 1989 launching criminal investigations into old crimes! In no time at all, we'll be up to 9/11!

    October 14, 2012 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. What did the FBI criminal investigation of 9/11 show US?

    We still do not know what the FBIs criminal investigation of 9/11 showed. We still have not been allowed to view it.
    FBI whistleblower Sibel D. Edmonds and 24 Department of defense employees have read the results of the FBIs criminal investigation of 9/11.
    According to them, the FBi investigation uncovered the names of men both foreign and domestic who financed 9/11. "For reasons of national security", federal judges during the Bush admininistration gagged these Americans from speaking the names of these men in pubic. And STILL your eyebrows will not raise.
    What does it take to lift your eyebrows? A forklift? Winch truck?

    October 14, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Remember awhile back you said in part "...Even Albert Einstein, a famous scientist who finally admitted that there must be a Grand Designer, noted that even he himself was only able to use a very small % of his brain capacity before he died."
    Notice the ..." he himself was only able to use a very small % of his brain capacity..."
    If in fact Einstein used *only* a small portion of his brain capacity , how much *less* is your average citizen brain being utilized? Lets not forget that in fact more people *do* spend an exorbitant amount on over the counter meds.

    Your question "What does it take to lift your eyebrows?"
    What would lower the risk factor of people raising one single *lash* from their collective eyes ... a nation on over the counter meds

    Wow! that woke me up! Making the connection between Einstein admission and what it will take to raise eyes
    On a Sunday morning no less... lol

    Morning all

    October 14, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |