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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Chapter 5 – Authorisation under Part III of the Police Act 1997
Section 112 – Authorisation of persons other than constables

291.Section 112 allows directly employed staff of the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner, who have been designated by the Commissioner to take charge or assist in investigations, to make property interference applications to the Commissioner for authorisation under Part III of the Police Act 1997. It also allows the Commissioner to designate a member of directly employed staff to authorise property interference in the Commissioner’s absence if the matter is urgent.

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