Regarding allegations made by Leslie Jones, father of Richard Jones [Deceased 63] and Trevor Hicks, father of Victoria Hicks [Deceased 89] and Sarah Hicks [Deceased 64], relating to events preceding, during and immediately following the disaster; This is the transcript for the interview taken by West Midlands Police as part of the disciplinary and criminal investigations against Superintendent Roger Greenwood, South Yorkshire Police. It was included in the report submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions as Appendix C, Part VII (Pages 1357 - 1389); The specific allegations made against Superintendent Roger Greenwood are: 1. He failed to prevent a dangerous build up of supporters outside the Leppings Lane turnstiles; 2. He failed to control the movement of supporters subsequent to the opening of Exit Gate C; 3. He failed to send police officers to the rear of Pens 3 and 4 of the West Stand terraces to relieve pressure when he was in control of this area and knew Exit Gate C had been opened to allow supporters in; 4. He failed to carry out his assigned duty by placing himself by the player's tunnel. He should have been aware of the dangerous situation using his radio and his eyes and controlled police officers accordingly; 5.He failed to give instructions to police officers to monitor the Pens in the West Stand terraces for overcrowding in relation to crowd safety at his briefings; 6. He failed to respond to the 'developing tragedy' and was slow to effect a rescue operation; 7. He was 'totally ineffective' in mounting a rescue and made no attempt to organise police officers in a way that would have helped bring about a successful rescue operation; (Pages 1 - 7) Transcript of criminal interview; (Pages 8 - 15) Transcript of disciplinary interview; (Pages 16 - 36) Written submission [statement] by Superintendent Roger Greenwood. Original Statement number S9A.
|Date(s):||29 June 1990|
|Name(s) of the deceased:||Sarah Louise Hicks; Victoria Jane Hicks; and Richard Jones.|
|Person(s) involved:||Inspector Clive Calvert; Superintendent David Chapman; Chief Inspector Robert Creaser; Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield; Superintendent Roger Greenwood; Assistant Chief Constable Walter Jackson; Assistant Chief Constable Mervyn Jones; Professor Stephen Jones; Professor Alan Wayne Jones; Chief Superintendent Brian Mole; Mr Don Page; Police Constable Peter Smith; and Dr Iain West.|
|Organisation(s) involved:||Nottingham Forest Football Club; Police Complaints Authority; Sheffield Wednesday Football Club; South Yorkshire Police; St John Ambulance; and West Midlands Police.|
|Contributor:||South Yorkshire Police (SYP)|
|Folder title:||West Midlands Police records deposited with South Yorkshire Police|
|Sub-folder title:||Report to the Director of Public Prosecutions: Part VII: Appendix C: Transcript of interviews|