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Phil Gormley has been on leave since September while three investigations into his behaviour are carried out. The latest claim was referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner by the Scottish Police Authority on Tuesday. The commissioner is looking at the new allegation to “determine ...
A sixth complaint has been made about the conduct of Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley. The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner was already probing three complaints against Mr Gormley but it has now been asked to asses a fourth. Two separate complaints are being considered by the Scottish ...

... the Emma Caldwell murder inquiry to the media. Police Scotland had asked the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to examine the allegations of misconduct. This investigation, by Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton, has now concluded that there was no misconduct on the part of any officer.
The Chief Constable of Police Scotland was invited to edit a press release welcoming him back to work by the watchdog responsible for overseeing his behaviour, it has emerged. Emails released by a Scottish Parliament committee show that Phil Gormley was asked to check a media announcement set to ...
Scotland's police watchdog has said an investigation into Chief Constable Phil Gormley would not be prejudiced by him returning to work. Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) Kate Frame wrote to MSPs about the inquiry. Her clarification came in a letter to Holyrood's Public Audit and ...
A senior Police Scotland officer suspended from duty last year is now the subject of a formal misconduct investigation. Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins was suspended in November by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) after ''a number of criminal and misconduct allegations''. Three other officers ...

“As Police Scotland seeks to recover from the chaos created by the SNP government's botched centralisation it needs a leadership team with the authority to take forward that recovery. “It is essential, therefore, that these serious allegations of misconduct and gross misconduct are investigated thoroughly ...
The lawyers are particularly concerned with the time it has taken to question Iain Livingstone, the deputy chief constable, who is standing in as the head of Police Scotland. Mr Livingstone was not interviewed by a Pirc team until the end of November and again on December 11 last year, more than ten ...
Such arguments in defence of a fair hearing and protecting staff seem to have a degree of legitimacy and may have ensured temporary political survival for Matheson. There certainly seem to be issues about the leadership of Police Scotland. As well as the Gormley situation, an assistant chief constable ...
Scotland's justice secretary has criticised the Scottish Police Authority over its attempt to bring the chief constable back to work. Phil Gormley is currently on special leave while allegations of gross misconduct are investigated. His lawyers accused Michael Matheson of making an "unlawful" intervention to ...
Until as late as 1968 women in Scotland had to leave the police force .... a policewoman in Ayr and one day the chief constable called for her.
Signing the pledge, Deputy Chief Constable Livingstone said that Police Scotland works to prevent violence against women every day ...
Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins was suspended with immediate effect on Friday afternoon by the Scottish Police Authority, the force ...
Scotland's police officers feel under-equipped to tackle violent crime and ... Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley - who is currently on ...
The appointment comes at a challenging time for Scotland's single police force, with Chief Constable Phil Gormley on a leave of absence while ...
A former administrator at Rangers FC, arrested during the probe into the club, is suing Scotland's chief constable and most senior prosecutor. David Whitehouse ...
And so the old eight forces of Scotland's constabulary were swept away and replaced with the single, unified Police Scotland charged – as the ...

A fifth complaint against Chief Constable Phil Gormley has been sent to the Scottish Police Authority (SPA). The BBC understands that the ...
The troubled Police Scotland Chief Constable – who is on leave while watchdogs investigate four bullying claims – was contacted by the ...
It had been believed that the latest allegation against Police Scotland's chief constable Phil Gormley reportedly by a civilian worker – would ...
The British Red Cross in Scotland wants to form a practical taskforce of ... Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable John Hawkins, chair of the ...
A TOP murder squad detective has savaged Police Scotland over an illegal ... Neil Richardson, who was deputy chief constable during the row, ...
POLICE Scotland refused to allow an outside force tasked with ... which is led by chief constable Phil Gormley, and the Scottish Police Authority.
Former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has called on Police Scotland's chief constable to step down even if he is cleared of any wrongdoing.
Police Scotland's chief constable is to remain on leave for another month while gross misconduct allegations are investigated. The Police ...
Scotland's chief constable is to remain on special leave for another month while allegations of gross misconduct against him are investigated.
Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins, of Police Scotland said: "Police Scotland and other police forces throughout Britain regularly ...
A third inquiry into the behaviour of Police Scotland's chief constable has been launched by independent investigators as allegations of gross ...
A new complaint has been made against Police Scotland's chief constable. It is the fourth allegation of bullying made against Phil Gormley to ...
Police Scotland's Assistant Chief Constable Nelson Telfer said: "Domestic abuse is a continuing problem which affects every community across ...
COPS are expected to demand the right to be routinely armed on patrol in the wake of the London terror rampage. An emergency debate on the issue is set to be held when the Scottish Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers, meets ...
Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley won the right to monitor Catch Me If You Can conman Scobie on the basis of him being caught with child pornography while he was abroad.
Police Scotland said patrols would be increased to reassure communities. Chief Constable Phil Gormley said: "Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and their communities.
The protocol was launched by Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC and Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams.
She added: "I have indeed been assured by the chief constable that he has the resources that he requires to respond appropriately.
Scotland's top policeman has vowed to crack down on gangland figures following the recent murder of Euan Johnston and other attempted hits.
Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley has issued the following statement following the events in London yesterday. He said: "Police Scotland is saddened by the tragic events in London on Wednesday 22 March 2017.
Yesterday, Mr Page said previous failings would not be repeated, promising a "completely refreshed approach to financial control".
Mr Page said: "The chief constable has set budget targets at DCC level so the overall budget for Police Scotland is now going to be devolved down to DCC level and from there is will be cascaded down to other budget holders, to chief superintendent and ...
Responding to the charity's report, Assistant Chief Constable John Hawkins said: "Through the creation of Police Scotland we have been able to bring consistency to our approach to tackling sexual offending against children and we will challenge ...
Assistant Chief Constable of Police Scotland Bernard Higgins said the force was reviewing all safety and security plans and operations.
The Acting Commissioner of Scotland Yard was at the scene of the terror attack and witnessed the events unfold, it has emerged.
Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police makes a statement outside of New Scotland Yard on March 22, 2017 in London, England.
... to make the transfer process as smooth as possible." Giving evidence to Holyrood's justice committee this month, Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Bernie Higgins pledge BTP officers would be able to carry on policing the railways if they ...
Armed patrols have been increased around key sites in the Scottish capital, while police patrols have also been upped elsewhere across the country.
Police Scotland assistant chief constable Bernard Higgins also told the Scottish Sun on Sunday: "The force is planning for two major golf events at Gleneagles, the European Sport Championships in 2018 and the 2019 Solheim Cup.
Argyll & Bute MSP Mike Russell vowed to raise the issue with Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley. Last night, he said: "This requires investigation, certainly by the police and, I suspect, by the security authorities to clarify what's going on.
"Given it required the intervention of the Crown Office before Emma's murder was reopened and possibly advice from Durham's chief constable before a letter of apology was forthcoming, then perhaps, like a wheelbarrow, Police Scotland require a push to ...
He received a commendation from the Chief Constable of Glasgow Police, after he came to the aid of a policeman who was being attacked by two assailants.
A spokesman for the council said: "Police Scotland objected to the application as the event was solely focussed on children and they felt that the need for alcohol was unnecessary and in contravention of the licensing objective of protecting children ...


 

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