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Appeal for witnesses following fatal road traffic collision in Livingston

The Police Investigation and Review Commissioner (PIRC) are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision involving a police vehicle in Livingston.

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Investigation update: 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. 


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.


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.


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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Police use of PAVA during violent incident justified and Police praised for their actions

An independent investigation has found that police were justified in using PAVA spray to arrest a man and showed courage and determination in dangerous circumstances.

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Police acted professionally when faced with violent threat

An independent investigation has recognised the professionalism of police officers when dealing with a violent disturbance at a flat in Kirkcaldy.


Police interaction with man in Northern Isles was appropriate

In the early hours of 18 July 2020, members of the public alerted police to the 34-year-old lying in the street in a town in the Northern Isles. When the officers approached the man they found him asleep and under the influence of alcohol. Having roused him, the man was found to be aware of his surroundings and understood what the officers were saying to him.