Monday 28 March 2016

One Down, Thousands Still To Go

It's not often the public manage to get a rare win against untrustworthy Police Scotland.

But a hearty vote of thanks goes out to Sheriff John McCormick at Glasgow Sheriff Court, for having the courage to convict Detective Constable Stuart Galloway from Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, who falsely told two women that their alleged abuser had been arrested and was going on trial - when in reality he had failed to act on reports that they had been sexually abused.

He admitted neglect and violation of duty.

Sheriff McCormick has warned him "all options including custody must remain open."

Wonderful as this news is, there are thousands of other Police Scotland officers who follow this culture of cover-up just like DC Galloway out there.

Getting rid of one of them helps us, the public, but many more corrupt officers need to see the inside of a jail cell before we'll see any changes in the way police operate.