A jury of six men and six women has been selected to hear the case against Huddsfield Town’s former head of forensic science, John Watson.
The trial is set to begin in the town on April 18.
Huddons former chief executive, John McLean, is on trial accused of “deliberately, deliberately and recklessly” failing to report serious problems at the town’s forensic laboratory.
The charges relate to the death of a woman who died after being held in Huddens police station, where a man was accused of sexually assaulting her.
The investigation into the incident has not been concluded.
Huddletown’s Chief Inspector of Police, John Glynn, has said the inquiry will look into whether there is any evidence to suggest there was a cover-up over the death.
He has also apologised for the way the investigation was handled.
Huddledtown Police Chief Constable Chris Molloy said Mr McLean was “not a member of the team” at the time of the death and the decision to remove him was made on his own initiative.
He said Mr Watson was “in the role of senior manager and chief technical officer” of the laboratory.
“I don’t want to comment on the conduct of Mr McLean, but I will say that we are absolutely clear in our statement of claim that the circumstances surrounding the incident are completely consistent with the findings of the coronial inquiry and that the findings were thoroughly reviewed,” Mr Molloys statement said.
“The chief executive of Huddington Council has expressed his unreserved apology for the events of April 18 and expressed his remorse for any pain and distress caused to the family.”
Mr Mclean said he was “deeply saddened” by the allegations.
He also said he accepted responsibility for the “mistakes” of Mr Watson.
Huddytown is one of the biggest police stations in the country and employs about 300 people.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “We can confirm that a jury has been appointed to hear this matter, subject to the court’s conditions.”
In a statement, the force said: Mr Watson is a man who has been at the centre of the Huddeston inquiry for over three years.
We have full confidence in him and look forward to continuing to work with him.
Police said they had not received any information about the details of the court proceedings.”
As a result of the tragic events of last week, we are confident the full force of the law will bring justice to those involved in this incident.”
Police said they had not received any information about the details of the court proceedings.