Police Scotland have paid out over £200,000 in NDA's in the last 2 years to their own officers. Why? Well, to buy their 'silence' it would seem.
Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA's) are usually nothing much to worry about. Many companies ask their workers to sign NDA's as part of the terms of their employment to prevent them 'disclosing' trade secrets. Similarly, some companies will often ask employees to sign an NDA about, say, a new product that's about to hit the market, so they can keep it under wraps until the big launch date.
But when we see a different type of organisation, an organisation like Police Scotland making their employees (ie Police officers) sign these non disclosure agreements AND pay them hundreds of thousands of £££'s to NOT reveal stuff, eyebrows must be raised.
What are they trying to hide?
That's pretty obvious I would think.
Untrustworthy Police Scotland are spending YOUR money to buy the silence of officers who they're scared stiff will spill the beans about what really goes on behind closed doors inside the police service.
Anyone with any experience of suing the Police (and I personally do) knows that when Police want you to sign an NDA it's because they've done something wrong.
Moreover, if they'll actually PAY you to sign that NDA, then rest assured it's because they've done something very, very, very, very wrong which they don't want the public to find out about.
An NDA to the Police is nothing more than a bribe to you to not tell anyone about their corruption and wrong-doing.
Of course they like to spin it a little differently. They prefer to push the (false) narrative that if the public were to find out how much wrong-doing exists within the corrupt Police Scotland organisation it would harm public confidence in the Police.
What planet do these eejits live on? The Scottish public ALREADY have very little confidence in Police Scotland, sheeeez!
So basically here's how it all works:
1. Untrustworthy Police Scotland get caught being very naughty little Plods.
2. As part of the settlement they give to the poor bugger they stitched up, he must sign an NDA.
3. The Scottish public never get to know what naughty little PC Plods they've been.
It's hush money, pure and simple.
But in this particular case it's worse. Much worse.
Because in this case they have made their OWN officers sign these NDA's...and paid them more than £200k of taxpayers money to do it.
If that's not bribing your own Police officer colleagues to buy their silence I don't know what is.