Posted: Thursday 4 May 2017

PIRC investigation: Commissioner investigating allegations of criminal neglect of duty against police officers

The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) is undertaking an investigation into allegations of criminal neglect of duty against a number of officers serving with Police Scotland.

The potential criminality was identified by the Commissioner while conducting a Complaint Handling Review (CHR) into how Police Scotland dealt with complaints relating to the alleged wrongful arrest of a man in April 2015.

The matter was drawn to the attention of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), who have now referred it to the PIRC for investigation.

A report on the Commissioner's findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course.

Tags: Police Scotland, Other significant investigations

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