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Hillsborough Charges And The Lessons Of Stadium Safety

Law360, New York (June 28, 2017, 8:46 PM EDT) -- The deaths of 96 fans nearly 30 years ago at the Hillsborough soccer stadium in England, for which British prosecutors charged six people on Wednesday, created a disaster that has changed the way the sport is watched live and transformed the standards for managing and constructing stadiums in the U.S., experts say.

The charges announced Wednesday by Susan Hemming, head of the Crown Prosecution Service Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, come a year after a special coroner’s inquest found the victims were “unlawfully killed” after the police failed to control the crowd entering the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield during an...

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