A police officer has admitted lying and falsifying evidence over a crash at Aberdeen airport.
Graeme McEwan failed to interview the person who reported the collision on May 18 2016, as well as the driver of the vehicle.
And the 48-year-old went on to falsely claim in a police report that he had asked the suspect to identify the driver at the time of the crash – then fabricated his reply.
He also falsely stated he had cautioned and charged the suspect and administered a warning.
McEwan, who was not personally present when the case called yesterday at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, pled guilty through his solicitor Paul Barnett during the hearing.
Chief Inspector Derek Hiley said: “We note the outcome of this case.
“A report on the full circumstances will be made to the Deputy Chief Constable for consideration.”
Court documents state that, between May 18 and September 28 2016, McEwan “neglected or violated” his duties to prevent and detect crime and to make reports to prosecutors as needed to bring offenders to justice.
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Specifically he neglected to take a statement from the witness who reported the collision, and neglected to interview the driver suspected to have been responsible for the collision.
And in a standard police report submitted to the procurator fiscal on September 28 2016, McEwan said he had required the suspect to identify the driver at the time, and fabricated his reply before falsely stating he cautioned and charged him.
Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill deferred sentence on McEwan, whose address was given in court papers as Police Scotland, Inverurie Road, Bucksburn, until next week for him to be personally present.