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Police watchdog is marking its own homework, Lib Dems claim


Police Scotland’s watchdog has been accused of ordering politicians to back off while letting officers “mark their own homework”. Susan Deacon, who chairs the Scottish Police Authority (SPA), announced a wholesale reform of the organisation at a board meeting in Edinburgh yesterday, saying it was time to draw a line under past troubles. Vic Emery, the first head of the SPA, had public spats with Sir Stephen House, the first chief constable of Police Scotland. Andrew Flanagan, his successor, was told two years into the job that MSPs did not have confidence in him. Yesterday Ms Deacon, a former Labour minister, said that MSPs had been a distraction while insisting that there was no need for an independent inquiry into undercover policing in Scotland, which…


Source: The Times May 22, 2019 23:02 UTC



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