One of the biggest complaints that this site has had over the years is that Grampian police have never properly investigated the allegations made by Hollie in 2000 and again in 2009. We have always claimed that there were vested interests at play that made sure that no investigation took place, and that the machine was then used to cover up the involvement in a crime committed by a then serving head of department.
A new investigative report was released by the Daily Record on July 13th showing how taxpayers are covering the costs as police officers who are caught are investigated, albeit painfully slow, and put on gardening leave during that period.
A spokesman for the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland said yesterday: “We take our responsibility to investigate allegations against officers most seriously."
Do they really. We know that corruption in the police forces exists, and we know that the coverups exist. Being a victim of such police ineptitude and trying to get justice against a machine that does not want its own failings publicised is the most painful part.