Apr 022015
 
 April 2, 2015  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Jenny Kane reports:

Police Scotland chiefs approved all but one application for surveillance operations last year, the force has admitted.

All applications for surveillance have to be approved by an officer with a minimum rank of Superintendent under rules to prevent abuse.

But Police Scotland have admitted that of the surveillance requests submitted by officers in the 2013/14, 347 were approved and only one rejected.

The force has been accused of appearing to “rubber stamp” requests rather than subjecting them to proper scrutiny.

Read more on The Scotsman.