The English police force asked to investigate claims of potentially criminal chaos and cover-up at Scotland’s undercover unit ordered its closure, according to legal papers.
Police Scotland has asked an external force to conduct a review following claims of “unprofessional” conduct within the now-defunct Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (SCDEA).
Police ordered to probe a whistleblower’s claims of cover-up at an elite crime-fighting agency did not interview the whistleblower, we can reveal.
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.