The Law Society of Scotland has given its full support to Scottish police leaders attacking the government's moves ...
The Law Society of Scotland has given its full support to Scottish police leaders attacking the government's moves to increase central control over the police service, the Scotsman reports (p5).
The society's president Ian Dunbar said recent police claims that their independence was being deliberately undermined were fully justified and courageous.
In a letter to the Scotsman today Mr Dunbar says the fears expressed by the three Scottish police associations should sound alarm bells for all democratic minded people.
The intervention by the Law Society adds to the pressure on Home Secretary Michael Howard to water down or abandon the more controversial measures in the Police and Magistrates Court Bill, following attacks by senior peers including Lord Whitelaw.