Responsibility for the deadly accident inquiry (FAI) system could be taken out from the Crown Office under new proposals by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
The FAI system was plagued with delays, with analyses taking around a decade to finish. The celebration commits to overhauling the”broken system” in its own manifesto, published now.
The record says that the Crown Office has”revealed itself to be incapable of managing them and the flaws it manages routinely torment grieving families”.
We have had years of hot words in the lord advocate as well as the authorities. We have been advised that modifications could be made — the waits would finish. However, to this day, friends and families are being made to endure waits of up to a decade to get replies about how their loved ones died”
Last month findings were published 10 years following the passing of a seaman.
In 2019 a report discovered the FAI system has been plagued with”unexplained flaws” which”have the potential to devalue the function” of their machine. The HM Chief Inspector of Prosecution’s review of this FAI regime discovered that three years from the past thematic report, there was a”lack of progress in several regions” which FAIs are evidenced by”extended intervals of unexplained flaws” and”intervals of sin”.