Friday, 14 August 2009

Look Richard, there's a simple explanation...

Concern over 'urine officer' pay

An MSP has raised concerns over a Grampian Police officer convicted of diluting his urine sample being suspended on full pay for four years.

Sgt Ewan McHardy, 41, was stopped for suspected drink-driving while off duty in Elgin in 2005.

He was found guilty on Thursday of tampering with his urine sample.

North East Labour MSP Richard Baker is asking why McHardy was paid for four years, thought to be about £160,000, before the case came to court.

The editor of The JT told Mr Baker : "It's quite simple, first the plod diluted the urine and then he spent the last 4 years extracting it. QED"

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