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.

  • 11 September 2013
    PIRC investigation – firearms incident in Kinghorn on 16 July 2013

    This investigation has now concluded and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Background: The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner investigated a firearms incident in Kinghorn on Tuesday 16 July.


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  • 8 August 2013
    PIRC investigation – Police Scotland response to information provided to police officers in Forfar

    This investigation has now concluded and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Background: Police Scotland asked the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner to carry out an independent investigation into their response to information provided to police officers in Forfar by a member of the public.


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  • 2 August 2013
    PIRC investigation - death of a 36 year old female in Clermiston Woods in Edinburgh

    This investigation has now concluded and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Background: Police Scotland referred an incident to the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner for investigation following the death of a 36 year old woman who was found in Clermiston Woods, Edinburgh on 30 June 2013. In the days prior to her death the woman had contact with officers from Police Scotland.


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  • 2 August 2013
    PIRC investigation - death of a 42 year old man in Elgin

    This investigation has now concluded. A report on the death has been submitted by the Commissioner to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit (SFIU). 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 42 year old man in Elgin on Sunday 21 July.


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  • 2 August 2013
    PIRC investigation - misconduct referral from Scottish Police Authority

    The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner received a referral from the Scottish Police Authority regarding allegations of misconduct. The investigation has now concluded and a report has been submitted to the Scottish Police Authority.


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  • 26 July 2013
    PIRC investigation - incident involving 39 year old male in Leith

    This investigation has now concluded and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Background: A male (39) fell from the 7th floor of a block of flats in Leith an hour and a half after contact with the police. Police Scotland referred the incident to the PIRC and the Commissioner undertook an independent investigation.


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  • 2 July 2013
    PIRC investigation - death of Antony Storrie (25) in Paisley

    This investigation has now concluded. A report on the death has been submitted by the Commissioner to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit (SFIU). Background: Following the death in Paisley of Antony Storrie (25) on 30 June 2013, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service instructed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) to carry out an independent investigation into the circumstances leading up to his death.


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  • 1 July 2013
    PIRC investigation - road traffic accident in Forfar on 1 June

    This investigation has now concluded and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Background: The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner has submitted a report to the Police Service of Scotland following its investigation into the circumstances surrounding a serious road traffic accident in Forfar in the early hours of Saturday 1 June 2013.


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  • 1 July 2013
    PIRC investigation - taser use in Paisley

    This investigation has now concluded and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Background: The Police Service of Scotland notified the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner of a discharge of a taser by ARV officers at a house in Paisley on Thursday 6 June 2013.


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  • 14 June 2013
    PIRC investigation - road traffic accident in Dunfermline

    The PIRC investigation has now concluded. A report has been submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. Background: Following a road traffic accident involving a marked police vehicle and a car at 14.48 on Wednesday 15 May 2013 at Halbeath Road, Dunfermline at its junction with Lambert Drive, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service referred the matter to the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner.


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