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 Daniel Johnson Daniel Johnson Labour

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Sunday Post’s reports are worrying, because they reopen many of the questions about undercover policing. They also cast a shadow of doubt on the previous investigation into those issues. I heard what the cabinet secretary had to say, but surely there is a question about whether it is appropriate to leave the matter to Police Scotland. Surely we need an independent investigation into the alleged destruction of the evidence, and surely an external police force is required to do that. Does the cabinet secretary accept that now we must have a full and independent review not just of these matters, but of undercover policing as a whole, because of the questions that have been raised?