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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.
The PIRC 2021-22 Business Plan, outlining the organisation’s key priorities for the year ahead, has been published.
Two summarised reports have been published by the Review Team this week, addressing a total of four complaints about Police Scotland.
Seven summarised reports have been published by the Review Team this week, addressing a total of 27 complaints about Police Scotland.
A series of reports issued by the PIRC has led to a significant police review of how people are dealt with while in custody.
Ten summarised reports have been published by the Review Team this week, addressing a total of 31 complaints about Police Scotland.
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.
The Review team has published one summarised report this week.
An independent investigation has recognised the professionalism of police officers when dealing with a violent disturbance at a flat in Kirkcaldy.
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.
Ten Complaint Handling Reviews (CHRs) have been published by the Review team this week, addressing a total of 43 complaints about Police Scotland.
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.