Posted: Friday 7 October 2016

PIRC investigation: Commissioner launches investigation following death of 33-year-old man

The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) is carrying out an investigation following the death of a 33-year-old man outside a residential property in Dundee on 7 September 2016.

The investigation will focus on Police Scotland's initial response to a disturbance in the vicinity in the hours prior to the man's death.

In terms of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 and the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Investigations Procedure, Serious Incidents and Specified Weapons) Regulations 2013, the Chief Constable must refer certain incidents involving the police to the PIRC to allow for an independent investigation.

The matter was referred by Police Scotland for investigation and a report on the PIRC's findings has been submitted to the Chief Constable for his consideration.



Tags: Police Scotland, Deaths in custody or following police contact

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