Police Scotland bosses have been accused of having “inappropriately recorded” allegations made against officers.
Police Scotland bosses have been accused of having “inappropriately recorded” allegations made by the public, MSPs were told, including a rape claim that was recorded as an “incivility”.
An allegation of rape against a police officer was “inappropriately recorded” as an “incivility” instead of a crime, MSPs were told.
Plans have been announced for a new £950,000 centre to enable children and vulnerable adults to give evidence without attending court.
Offenders convicted of crimes involving violence or knives will generally no longer be able to serve part of their sentence at home on an electronic tag curfew.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf will make a statement to MSPs on the use of electronic tagging to monitor offenders in the community.
Scotland’s prosecution service will have its highest level of staff ever if a £3.6 million funding boost brings in expected numbers of recruits, MSPs have heard.
A new campaign has been launched in a bid to boost awareness of how non-custodial sentences can help reduce crime.
Former City trader Kweku Adoboli, who gambled away £1.4 billion in the UK’s biggest banking fraud, has been bailed from detention pending a decision over his deportation.
Remanding alleged criminals in custody before trial is costing £55 million a year, MSPs have heard.