Saturday, 25 February 2017

NEWS IN BRIEF 25/2/17

POLICE OFFICER HANDCUFFED
A Police Scotland officer in Aberdeen had to be released from handcuffs. Fortunately it didn't happen during any sort of romantic encounter although I'm sure it wouldn't be the first time that's happened!

It happened during officer safety training when the handcuffs "malfunctioned".

Police had to call in the fire brigade with bolt cutters to free the officer from his cuffs.

How embarrassing but with all the corruption in untrustworthy Police Scotland how lovely to see a police officer in handcuffs for a change.

And, as they say, if the glove fits...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-38571600

POLICE IGNORE THE LAW
Blundering Police Scotland make mistakes and mess up all the time. That’s why they had to pay out £1.27 Million in compensation to members of the public last year.

What a useless bunch.

So what happens to, say, the mugshots of innocent members of the public that the numptys at Police Scotland wrongly detain and arrest by mistake?

Well, the photographs should be destroyed.

But we now discover that they are NOT being deleted. Police keep 'em all.

Mugshots of thousands of innocent people are being held in an online database and are being kept by police for up to 12 years. That’s innocent people we're talking about here folks, not criminals, innocent members of the public.

Disgraceful.

As if that’s not bad enough, it turns out that the police have also completely ignored HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) who instructed them in no uncertain terms about their obligations in the regulation of biometric data.

This news comes after we learned last year that Police Scotland are also holding pictures from traffic cameras of 800 MILLION innocent Scottish motorists going about their daily business (and have refused to delete them).

This could not be more serious.

And untrustworthy Police Scotland’s lack of compliance with the law couldn’t be more predictable.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/lib-dems-demand-action-over-mugshots-of-innocents-held-by-police-1-4339796

ANOTHER BRIGHT IDEA
Chief Superintendent Paul Anderson, head of Police Scotland’s Tayside Division, has come up with a new bright idea.

He is creating new local policing teams that will have a named point-of-contact for members of the public and community groups.

Errrm, so, you mean going back the way policing used to be before the idiots at Police Scotland launched their failed experiment of a one-size-fits-all police force?

Sheez, gimme strength!

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/350301/video-tayside-police-revamp-designed-get-officers-right-back-part-community/

POLICE ACCUSED OF CRIMINAL NEGLECT
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) has launched an investigation in to allegations of criminal neglect against officers serving with Police Scotland. That's officers plural. More than one.

Police Scotland has refused to reveal who the officers are and in which division they work.

No surprise there then.

Don't hold your breath for the results of the investigations.

Oh and don't book a seat in the courts public gallery expecting to see a police officers in the dock at the end of it all.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/15047111.PIRC_launch_prove_into_allegation_of_criminal_neglect_against_officers_serving_with_Police_Scotland/