McArthur calls for statement after police report "whitewashed"

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today called for an urgent parliamentary statement amid concerns that Police Scotland whitewashed a critical report.

Scottish Liberal Democrats will ask the Scottish Parliament’s Business Bureau to schedule a statement from the Justice Secretary at the earliest possible opportunity.

Mr McArthur said:

"Tonight's BBC documentary looks set to leave a series of questions hanging over Scottish Ministers and police leadership.

“The former Chief Constable is alleged to have whitewashed a critical report. It is essential, therefore, that the public is told whether current ministers and senior officers knew about the report’s existence and the level of interference.

"Liberal Democrats have repeatedly exposed problems arising from the SNP’s botched centralisation of policing. It seems that while SNP Ministers were insisting there was nothing to see here, someone was hitting the delete button."

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