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Scotland’s police force in crisis

After a series of high-profile resignations and allegations of misconduct, effective leadership of Scotland's centralised police force is lacking.
Not who you want stopping you on the street. Danny Lawson/PA

Where stop-and-search policing with a firearm became routine

Here’s a figure that deserves some attention: in the first year in which Scotland had a single police force, 8,000 stop searches were carried out by armed response officers, an average of 29 searches by…

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