The Scottish Police Federation represents all police officers in the ranks of constable, sergeant, inspector and chief inspector, police cadets and special constables; over 18,500 people, 98% of all police officers in Scotland.
Speaking in response to the announcements by the Scottish Police Authority and the Police Service of Scotland that a number of officers (including 2 members of the federated ranks) had been suspended from duty on 24 November 2017 a spokesperson for the Scottish Police Federation said;
“It is Important to remember that this involves a handful of officers in an service of over 17,000.
Whilst it is always difficult to talk about specifics due to an ongoing investigation the information we have suggests the suspension of our members and others is unwarranted.
Our members rightly ask what is it that allows some to be granted leave while under investigation but for that same opportunity not to be extended to them.”
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