Commenting on the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents (ASPS) calls for the right to search suspects’ homes without a warrant, Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Alison McInnes said:
“The current limits on the police’s powers of search and entry are in place not only to protect suspects’ human rights, but to ensure that due process is followed in gathering evidence. They are not meant as a restriction, but rather as a safeguard.
“I have serious concerns over the ASPS’ calls for powers to be extended. Unless they are able to provide concrete evidence that current arrangements are harming the delivery of justice in Scotland, then I fail to see how handing more powers to the police in this area would be a good move.”