Police Scotland chief facing another probe
Third claim of gross misconduct against Gormley
policing in January 2016, went on special leave in early September after it emerged a second complaint of gross misconduct against him had been made by a member of the Force Executive, Police Scotland’s senior management team.
That team is made up of officers of the rank of assistant chief constable and higher, the force’s deputy chief officer and the director of ICT.
The first complaint of gross misconduct was announced in July.
Yesterday a newspaper reported a fourth complaint had been made against the chief constable.
The SPA declined to comment on the allegation, while Police Scotland is not commenting on the third investigation which is now a matter for Pirc.
In his last statement, issued when he stepped aside last month, Mr Gormley said: “In the interests of the office of chief constable and the broader interests of Police Scotland, I have sought and been granted special leave to enable this matter to be properly assessed. I deny and reject the allegations and will co-operate with the SPA’s assessment and procedures.
“It is my intention to resume my full duties when this matter has been resolved.”
Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone has taken over leadership until further notice.