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Police Investigations and Review Commissioner for Scotland

PIRC Annual Report 2021-2022

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) today issued her annual report for 2021-2022.

PIRC Learning Point

Learning Point - police guidance bulletin published

Read our November 2022 edition.

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PIRC announces Myeloma UK as charity of the year 2022-23

A key part of our staff engagement and culture at the PIRC is our charitable giving and this year’s cause is one close to our heart, as we raise funds in memory of a colleague.

Police Investigations and Review Commissioner for Scotland

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.

Scottish Government

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.

PIRC Learning Point

Learning Point - police guidance bulletin published

Read our April 2022 edition.

Police Investigations and Review Commissioner for Scotland

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. 

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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.

PIRC

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.

PIRC

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.

PIRC

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.