Thursday 24 March 2016

SPA Chairman Admits Weakness

The chairman of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) Andrew Flanagan has admitted that there have been weaknesses in the SPA's oversight of Police Scotland.

Yeah, as if we didn't already know.

After Police Scotland were criticised for, among other things, stop and search tactics and armed officers stopping drivers for not wearing seat belts, he has promised that the SPA will conduct greater scrutiny of the police and that police will not be able to continue to "operate as they see fit".

Which suggests that up until now Police Scotland have been operating as they see fit.

Yeah, as if we didn't know that too.