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PIRC revise Statutory Guidance for police complaint handling

Revised statutory guidance for handling complaints about the police in Scotland has been issued  by the PIRC.

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Public consultation begins

A public consultation regarding new legislation on the handling of complaints against the police is now live.

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PIRC charity cheque presentation

Each financial year PIRC select a charity to support over the course of the year and Chris’s House were the beneficiaries for the year 2021/22.

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PIRC investigation: incident involving a 40-year-old man in Inverness on 31 March 2022

We are investigating an incident involving a 40-year-old man in Inverness on 31 March 2022. 

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Annual Report 2020-21: continuing to foster more of a learning culture within policing

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner highlights positive outcomes of continuing to foster more of a learning culture within policing and pays tribute to PIRC staff.

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Police interactions with man in Edinburgh appropriate

An independent investigation has found that police officers acted appropriately during their multiple interactions with a man, who later sustained serious injuries due to a fall.

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Police justified in use of Taser against armed man during violent incident

An independent investigation has concluded that police officers were justified in discharging their Tasers during a violent incident in which a man tried to attack one of their colleagues.

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Police officers showed bravery in tackling man armed with meat cleaver

An independent investigation has found that two police officers displayed bravery in tackling a man armed with a large meat cleaver.

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PIRC announces Chris’s House as charity of the year 2021-22

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) is delighted to announce our staff have chosen to support Chris’s House as our charity of the year 2021-22.

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Business Plan: challenging year, but cautious optimism for months ahead

The PIRC 2021-22 Business Plan, outlining the organisation’s key priorities for the year ahead, has been published.

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Two CHRs published by the Review team this week

Two summarised reports have been published by the Review Team this week, addressing a total of four complaints about Police Scotland.

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Seven CHRs published by the Review team this week

Seven summarised reports have been published by the Review Team this week, addressing a total of 27 complaints about Police Scotland.