Investigations Archive


Here you can find a list of all concluded investigations, with links to further information. Where possible when an investigation is concluded we will also publish an investigation report.

In many cases there may be ongoing criminal investigations into related matters. Where this is the case, the Commissioner may be unable to publish the findings until after the conclusion of the criminal investigation and any subsequent court proceedings.

  • 29 November 2013
    PIRC investigation - firearms presented by Police Scotland officers

    The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner investigated the circumstances that led to armed officers from Police Scotland stopping and detaining a man in a vehicle travelling north on the A9, south of Inverness, on 14 November 2013 at 1200 hours.


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  • 27 November 2013
    PIRC investigation: Death following police contact

    This investigation has now concluded and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Background: The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service instructed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner to carry out an independent investigation into the circumstances leading up to the death of a 23 year old man. The man's body was found within a play park in the East Calder area by a man walking his dog at 0710 on Saturday 16 November. In the days prior to his death the man had contact with officers from Police Scotland.


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  • 21 November 2013
    PIRC Investigation - death in police custody in Annan on 20 November 2013

    The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner has submitted a report to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service following an investigation into the death of a 43 year old man in police custody at Annan Police Station on Wednesday 20 November 2013.


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  • 20 November 2013
    PIRC investigation - Discharge of an incapacitant spray by BTP

    This investigation has now concluded and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Background: British Transport Police notified the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner of the discharge of an incapacitant spray, known as Captor PAVA, by one of its officers on the evening of Tuesday 22 October 2013 during a disturbance in London Road, Glasgow.


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  • 5 November 2013
    PIRC investigation - death in custody of 39 year old man in Glasgow

    The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner has submitted a report to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service following an investigation into the circumstances leading up to the death of a 39 year old man who took unwell whilst detained in police custody within London Road Police Office on Saturday 2 November.


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  • 21 October 2013
    PIRC investigation - death following contact with the police

    This investigation has now concluded and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Backround: Following the discovery of the body of a 67 year old man at his home in Dunfermline on Friday 20 September 2013, the PIRC investigated the police management and actions leading up to his death. The matter was referred to the Commissioner by Police Scotland as the man had had contact with police in the days prior his death.


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  • 17 October 2013
    PIRC investigation – police management of a missing person enquiry

    This investigation has now concluded and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Background: Following a referral by Police Scotland, the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) undertook an investigation into the police management of a missing person enquiry that began on Thursday 12 September 2013.


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  • 9 October 2013
    PIRC investigation – use of taser in Dundee on 1 September 2013

    This investigation has now concluded and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Background: Police Scotland notified the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) that its officers had used a taser during an incident in Dunmore Street in Dundee on Sunday 1 September 2013.


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  • 8 October 2013
    PIRC investigation - missing person enquiry in Edinburgh in September 2013

    This investigation has now concluded and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Background: The PIRC investigated the police management of a missing person enquiry, in relation to a 37 year old male. The investigation included an examination of the actions taken by officers in the lead up to the discovery of the deceased's body on 14 September 2013 at a flat in Edinburgh.


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  • 4 October 2013
    PIRC investigation - road traffic incident involving police car on 24 August 2013

    The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner has submitted a report to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service following an investigation into an incident at the junction of Aitkenhead Road and Kingsdale Avenue in Glasgow on Saturday 24 August, in which a 33 year old man was struck by a Police Scotland vehicle.


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