MSPs should ap­point head of force watch­dog

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

Holy­rood should de­cide who heads up the Po­lice Scot­land watch­dog in the wake of a se­ries of crises en­gulf­ing the force, says Wil­lie Ren­nie.

The Scot­tish Lib­eral Demo­crat leader said con­fi­dence needs to be re­stored and ac­count­abil­ity strength­ened in the po­lice.

Chief Con­sta­ble Phil Gorm­ley is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for gross mis­con­duct fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions made by a su­per­in­ten­dent.

“The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the con­duct of the chief con­sta­ble and the de­ci­sion by the Scot­tish Po­lice Au­thor­ity not to sus­pend him is fur­ther ev­i­dence that the sys­tem needs re­formed,” said Mr Ren­nie.

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