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.
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