From the BBC website:
A new verification check for lone police officers in Scotland has been introduced in the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard.
Police Scotland said it wanted to reassure the public after she was abducted and killed by Metropolitan police officer Wayne Couzens.
Couzens, 48, used his warrant card to abduct Ms Everard from a south London street before raping and murdering her.
Members of the public in Scotland can now request a control room check.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58776349
Action, doing something but what about in London where these events began? What is the Met doing? Well, nothing yet. From the Times today:
Flashers and perverts remain eligible to join the Metropolitan Police and other forces because of a loophole in vetting.
The anomaly means that Wayne Couzens, the officer who raped and murdered Sarah Everard, would probably still have been hired by the Met even if he had been arrested for exposing himself.https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rethink-vetting-loophole-that-lets-sex-perverts-join-the-police-kj0wvx0jh
How is BBC Scotland’s flagship, Reporting Scotland covering this?
Just half a sentence saying the Police Scotland action is welcomed but then, with no detail offered straight onto several critics wheeled in to ignore it and repeat at length, their pre-existing concerns and demand further assurances. I have no objections at all to those further assurances being requested but surely when Police Scotland acts quickly they deserve at least a few sentences telling us about it and perhaps even praising it especially in the light of the inertia in London?
The Scottish cringe.