Date lodged: 13 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what criteria police officers use when determining whether to detain a person under section 14 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995, and under what circumstances officers would consider interviewing without detention.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 27 March 2017
This is an operational matter for the Chief Constable, with oversight by the Scottish Police Authority. Where issues arise that concern the wider policy and legislative framework that Ministers are responsible for, then the Scottish Government would give due consideration to these.