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PIRC

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.

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Review of police custody procedures following PIRC investigations

A series of reports issued by the PIRC has led to a significant police review of how people are dealt with while in custody.

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Ten CHRs published by the Review team this week

Ten summarised reports have been published by the Review Team this week, addressing a total of 31 complaints about Police Scotland.

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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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Review team publishes one report this week

The Review team has published one summarised report this week.

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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.

PIRC

Robust guidance issued to police on complaint handling

Comprehensive new statutory guidance for handling complaints about the police in Scotland has been drawn up by the PIRC, bringing greater transparency, accountability and an increased focus on improvement.

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Ten Complaint Handling Reviews published by the Review team this week

Ten Complaint Handling Reviews (CHRs) have been published by the Review team this week, addressing a total of 43 complaints about Police Scotland.

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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.

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Review team issues one recommendation to Police Scotland this week

A Complaint Handling Review (CHR) published by the PIRC Review Team this week found one complaint not handled to a reasonable standard by Police Scotland.