In 2013/14 Police Scotland paid out £1 Million in compensation.
In 2014/15 it was £1.17 Million in compensation.
In 2015/16 it was £1.27 Million in compensation.
As you can probably guess, this only came to light via a Freedom Of Information request. Hey, untrustworthy Police Scotland certainly didn't offer up the information on their own accord, that's for sure.
To put these figures in simpler terms, every single day in Scotland there is at least one incident which results in untrustworthy Police Scotland having to use taxpayers money to compensate innocent members of the public for errors and damage police have caused.
And we're not just talking about pay outs for police-car accidents which we already know happen regularly because of police's recklessness and carelessness.
It also includes payouts to innocent members of the public for, among other things, wrongful arrest and detention.
So why don't we hear more about the amount of our money police have to pay out in compensation every year?
Police don't want you, the public, to know when they mess up and how much it costs us.
As if this isn't bad enough, police also gag members of the public from revealing how much compensation they get when they successfully sue police. When police (grudgingly) settle up with a member of the public they have caused damage to, the settlement is ALWAYS accompanied with a non-disclosure-agreement so that the member of the public they have wronged and who has successfully sued them cannot talk about it, ever.
Police feel that if the public were to learn how often they mess up, how often they get successfully sued, and the millions they regulalry get sued for, public confidence in police would be damaged.
It's untrustworthy Police Scotland's way of hoodwinking the public in to thinking they do a good job.
In truth, they do a very poor job and are an abomination of an organisation who should be disbanded immediately and replaced with a proper police service fit for purpose and the 21st century.