Shirley McKie fingerprint case
Shirley McKie fingerprint case
A public inquiry into the Shirley McKie fingerprint case has found that “human error” was to blame in the scandal which saw the former police officer falsely accused of perjury.10 Comments
THE father of former policewoman Shirley McKie has welcomed a decision by the Information Commissioner ordering the Scottish Government to release 131 documents relating to his daughter's case and the competence of the country's fingerprints experts.
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A LONG-RUNNING public inquiry into the Shirley McKie fingerprint controversy drew to a close yesterday.
A US expert told how he got a "gut-wrenching" feeling when he realised a fingerprint at a murder scene did not appear to match that of a policewoman accused of leaving it.
A RETIRED detective involved in the Shirley McKie fingerprint case yesterday said he thought she overreacted when accused of leaving a print at a murder scene.
A RETIRED detective chief inspector investigated whether Shirley McKie had a "romantic liaison" in the murder house where she was accused of leaving a fingerprint, an inquiry has heard.
THE father of the policewoman wrongly accused of leaving her fingerprint at a murder scene said he hopes the public inquiry which opens today will establish the truth.
A FINGERPRINT expert who lost her job over the Shirley McKie affair has won her case for unfair dismissal.
THE father of a policewoman accused of leaving her fingerprint at a murder scene said he hoped a public inquiry would ensure the affair was never repeated.
A PUBLIC inquiry into the Shirley McKie fingerprint scandal will begin in September, led by a senior judge from Northern Ireland, the Scottish Government announced yesterday.
REFORM of police forensic services in the wake of the Shirley McKie fingerprint scandal has been branded a "shambolic" failure by staff.
THE father of Shirley McKie has condemned SNP ministers for breaking their high-profile pre-election promise to hold an inquiry into the fingerprint scandal.
LORD Advocate Elish Angiolini lobbied to protect her predecessor from scrutiny in the forthcoming public inquiry into the Shirley McKie fingerprint scandal, according to government sources.
CONTROVERSIAL claims that mistakes made in the Shirley McKie fingerprint case were covered up so they would not affect the Lockerbie bombing prosecution are to be investigated in a judicial inquiry, it was reported yesterday.
A JUDICIAL inquiry into the notorious McKie fingerprint case is set to investigate claims that the cover-up over the affair was linked to fears it would scupper the Lockerbie prosecution.
THE last of the fingerprint experts at the heart of the Shirley McKie scandal has been sacked, it emerged today.
THE police officer in charge of the murder inquiry that prompted the Shirley McKie fingerprint scandal threatened legal action to prevent the publication of a new book which suggests that detectives framed the chief suspect, The Scotsman has learned.
THE departure of four fingerprint experts at the centre of the Shirley McKie case was a "necessary cull", her father said last night.
WHAT will it take to make Jack McConnell and his ministerial colleagues see sense over the issues arising from the Shirley McKie case? The scandal of the mistaken attribution of a fingerprint found at a murder scene has already ruined the ex-policewoman's career and stained the reputation of the Scottish Executive.
THE justice minister, Cathy Jamieson, was facing calls for her resignation last night after a damning report into the country's fingerprint service found it was still beset with "fundamental weaknesses" - ten years after the Shirley McKie case first highlighted problems.