Author: MeganFinnie

Allegations of misconduct against senior police officers before 2018-19 were dismissed as irrelevant and only a fraction were referred to the complaints watchdog, figures reveal. Senior officers had previously faced 363 allegations since 2013, when Police Scotland came into being, but just 39 were deemed...

MINISTERS have rejected concerns over a huge rise in cases against parents if a ban on smacking is brought in. Critics have said research from Wales shows that if the defence of reasonable chastisement is removed there could be an estimated 1,370 smacking allegations recorded in...

Yesterday PIRC criticised an officer for use of Taser against a boxer wanted for a violent crime.He had escaped from Police, was non-compliant, challenging them to fight on a busy road.PAVA was used and didn’t work. Apparently Taser was “disproportionate...

Drivers who flout speed limits, use mobile phones or choose not to wear their seatbelt are to be targeted this week by Police Scotland. The week-long campaign to promote safer driving runs from Monday (April 29th 2019) to the following Sunday (May 5th) and will...

“It is surprising that the PIRC makes no comment on what officers should have done, rather they criticised what was done."Clearly PIRC would have preferred officers physically tackled this individual where a violent struggle, and risk of serious injury, was inevitable."I want to place on...

Tragic news from Lancashire - thoughts with colleagues in Lancashire Police mounted unit and our injured colleague.#PoliceFamilyA police horse has died outside of Blackpool FC's Bloomfield Road stadium after being injuredThe horse, called Morecambe, came into contact with a metal pole on Seasiders Way at...

The Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC), which includes Police Scotland, the farmers’ union, Food Standards Scotland, landowners, horse interests, young farmers and foresters, has set out a three-year programme of action to tackle serious organised crime groups in particular. It also guarantees greater visibility...

Police Scotland has more than 250 cars over a decade old, figures have revealed.A total of 870 cars, about a quarter of the fleet, have driven 100,000 miles or more, with 126 covering between 150,000 and 200,000 miles.The average vehicle was four to five years...

Police Scotland has more than 250 cars over a decade old, figures have revealed.A total of 870 cars, about a quarter of the fleet, have driven 100,000 miles or more, with 126 covering between 150,000 and 200,000 miles.The average vehicle was four to five years...

New Scottish law to crack down on fugitives Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf is putting forward amendments to the Management of Offenders Bill currently under consideration by the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee, including creating a statutory offence in cases where an individual does not return immediately to...