Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (Mismanagement Allegations)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of Liam McArthur Liam McArthur Liberal Democrat

The justice secretary said that the matter is not the responsibility of Police Scotland, but it does not sound as though it is the responsibility of anybody. Last week, two of the people who were at the top of the SCDEA announced their retirement, and it has been denied that that had anything to do with these matters. The Scottish Government has already asked Dame Elish Angiolini to look into complaint-handling investigations and misconduct issues in relation to policing, following concerns that senior officers could retire in order to avoid being the subject of misconduct allegations. Does the cabinet secretary think that those rules need to be changed?