Detective Inspector David Moran is a former murder squad detective.
His own force launched an illegal spying operation against him, wrongly believing that he was the police officer who leaked information to the newspapers about the Emma Caldwell murder enquiry.
He wasn't. His police colleagues got it wrong.
DI Moran was a fine upstanding, dedicated and conscientious police officer (unlike his superiors who purposely targeted him and made him a scapegoat for their failings).
I empathise with DI Moran.
He has now discovered to his cost - just as I did - that Police Scotland do not properly investigate anything nowadays.
Instead, they form an opinion on who they think the bad guy is and run with it, even when it later becomes clear that their guess was wrong and they backed the wrong horse so to speak.
They refuse to admit when they are wrong and prefer to see an innocent man hung out to dry (or thrown in prison) rather than admit that they messed up and made a mistake.
Their partners in the corrupt Crown Office are in on the game too. The COPFS and the police work hand in hand to get prosecutions and you can guarantee that the COPFS will always back-up their police buddies to the hilt. Procurator Fiscals even turn a blind eye when police officers lie in court. It's nothing short of shocking.
DI Moran, like me, is not the first person - nor will he be the last - to be fitted up and let down badly by untrustworthy Police Scotland and the corrupt Crown office. He has discovered, just as I did, that there is actually more honour among thieves than there is among police officers and procurator fiscals in Scotland today.
It's a sad state of affairs.
Let's be clear. Corruption exists everywhere in many organisations BUT it only exists because those at the top ALLOW it to exist.
And this is where DI Moran hits the nail firmly on the head when he is quoted as saying ”The whole problem with Police Scotland is the lack of accountability”.
That quote tells us EVERYTHING that is wrong with Police Scotland.
They are accountable to no-one and in recent years have become a law unto themselves (as have their partners in the corrupt Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service).
Oh, don't get me wrong, talk to any of these untrustworthy Police Scotland chiefs or corrupt Crown office procurator fiscals and they'll all sing from the same sheet and tell you how they are accountable. They'll reel off a list of rules and regulations and guidelines and tell you about the public bodies who they answer to and are responsible for their oversight.
But it's all bluster.
I've been through the whole gambit of trying to make Police Scotland and the Crown Office accountable for what they did to me and rest assured, the bodies who are supposed to oversee them do not have the authority to do anything. Nothing. They have no teeth and no clout.
And this situation doesn't exist by accident. Because in essence, what it's all designed to do is give the Scottish public the illusion that police and fiscals are accountable, but in reality their overseeing bodies have no power or influence to do anything meaningful or purposeful and cannot root out and counter their corruption in any way.
And boy don't untrustworthy Police Scotland and the corrupt COPFS know this and use it to their advantage!
The end result is that good coppers like DI Moran end their illustrious careers with a cloud hanging over them. Everywhere they go there are people whispering "no smoke without fire" and all that kinda stuff.
It's a disgraceful way to treat a good honest copper with so many years of good honest service.
And it's another slap in the face to the good honest public of Scotland who have to suffer all the good honest coppers leaving the force in their droves and being left with the dregs of humanity to police our streets.