Carol Gustafson may convince herself that her continued vow of odious omerta regarding her support for Bettison's appointment as Merseyside Police Chief Constable in 1998 will ensure that the issue goes away. It won't. Her arrogant refusal to account for her actions has already cast a stain on Bootle Labour Party.
Bettison's tainted character has been rightly scrutinised & exposed over the Hillsborough cover-up. However, the Yorkshire Evening Post today runs a story which raises further questions about the man's history (http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/former-west-yorkshire-chief-constable-bettison-at-centre-of-stolen-platinum-claims-1-5177890 ).