Tuesday 16 February 2016

Scots Law Loophole For Corrupt Police

I'm delighted to hear that Her Majestys Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland have completed a review in to how Police Scotland have been using biometric data - and they are satisfied that it has been used properly and appropriately.

That's good.

However one little part of their review concerns me.

HM Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland also happened to mention that there is currently no legislation in Scotland regarding the retention of photographic images and how Police Scotland are permitted to use that data.

The problem I have with this is that I know untrustworthy Police Scotland very well. They are infamous when it comes to these sort of things. Give them an inch they'll take a mile.

So although Police Scotland might be acting within appropriate boundaries for the moment (and while they knew they were being reviewed), rest assured this corrupt lot will soon be abusing their power the minute they think no-one's looking.

MSP's take note. Do something about this before the legions of crooked officers who make up Police Scotland jump all over this loophole.

And trust me, they will jump all over it, given half a chance.