Thursday 17 March 2016

The List Police Scotland Don't Want You To See

The names and identities of Police Scotland officers who have been linked to the secret Met police division which illegally spied on demonstrators and had sex with them to gain intelligence are starting to leak out.

The Pitchford Inquiry has been set up in England and Wales to get to the bottom of the police sex and demonstrations scandals - but it doesn't extend to Scotland. And that's just how untrustworthy Police Scotland want it to stay because many senior officers are up to their neck in this too. They really don't want the enquiry extended to include Scotland.

But fortunately for the public, there are ways and means of exposing those officers who would rather hide away under the cloak of anonymity.

It's called the Freedom Of Information Act.

And in a response to questions submitted under FOI legislation here are the names of those high ranking Scottish police officers who would prefer us not to know that they were involved and don't want to tell us what they knew.

They all attended meetings of the Association of Chief Police Officers Terrorism and Allied Matters Committee (ACPO TAM). In case you don't know, ACPO TAM is responsible for counter terrorism and the national domestic extremism units whose activities are being investigated by the Lord Justice Pitchford enquiry.

The list also includes the names of Police Scotland officers involved in the G8 Summit at Gleneagles in 2005 when infamous undercover officer Mark Kennedy was operating here in Scotland with his colleagues.

So here we go.

Senior officers in Scotland who met with ACPO TAM included

Sir Willie Rae, former Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police.

Paddy Tomkins, former Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police (involved in policing the G8 Summit).

Sir Stephen House, former Chief Constable of Scotland

Assistant Chief Constable Colin McCashey (retired)

Assistant Chief Constable Ronnie Liddle, former counter-terrorism chief (retired)

DCC Iain Livingstone 

Assistant Chief Constable Ruaraidh Nicolson

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Chief Constable of Scotland, Phil Gormley - who was a boss in the Met so is expected to give evidence to the Pitchford Inquiry because he oversaw both the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) and the National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU).

I'm sure there are many more names still to come out of the woodwork, but for the meantime the above officers have now been named. Let's wait and see if, in time, any of them will be shamed.