Sheku Bayoh

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 12th November 2019.

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Photo of Jenny Gilruth Jenny Gilruth Scottish National Party

I, too, express my condolences to Mr Bayoh’s family.

Although we must not prejudge the answer to the question whether Mr Bayoh’s race played a part in how the incident was dealt with by the police, for any independent scrutiny of the case to be rigorous and credible it must address that very question. Will the cabinet secretary therefore confirm whether he intends that those conducting the inquiry should be equipped with the necessary diversity in both expertise and background?