Terms set for Police Scotland undercover review

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Justice Minister Michael Matheson ordered the undercover review of Police in Scotland

Conditions have been set for an independent review into undercover police work in Scotland.

The inquiry will examine the contribution undercover policing has made to tackling crime, how it was and is supervised and regulated, and its effect on individuals involved – both police officers and others who came into contact with them.

The review was called for following numerous allegations throughout Britain that undercover police have abused their positions while carrying out operations.

The review was ordered by the Scottish government last year. It came after the UK government refused to extend a similar review in England and Wales.

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson directed Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland to investigate the actions of undercover officers.

This strategic review will be led by HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland Derek Penman.

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