Neil Richardson was previously a candidate for Chief Constable A deputy chief constable who was in charge of the Unit that illegally spied on journalists’ sources is to retire within months. Neil Richardson, who was accused of lying about the scandal by one of his own detectives last week, will leave Police Scotland after high level talks with the chief constable. It follows claims by murder detective David Moran, who was unlawfully targeted by the single force, that DCC Neil Richardson may have “made up” some of the evidence he gave to a Holyrood committee examining the scandal. It has been claimed detectives were ordered to acquire phone data from suspected sources to discover how…