Independent watchdogs should be investigating the incineration of classified files and documents from an undercover unit exposed as chaotic and possibly criminal, according to a former head of the Scottish Crime and Drugs Enforcement Agency (SCDEA).
A police probe has been launched into claims about potential cover-up at Scotland’s former elite crime agency.
INVESTIGATION: Bonfire of the evidence? Crime agency accused of burning files before reporting undercover chaos to prosecutors
AN elite crime-fighting agency has been accused of destroying piles of documents found at a chaotic undercover unit before prosecutors were told of potential fraud.
Investigation: How Scotland’s FBI torched bags of sensitive files as undercover unit is exposed as chaotic, possibly criminal, shambles
TWO senior police officers who led a crime-fighting force announced their retirement last week as a court judgement revealed mismanagement and cover-up at the elite agency.