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.

  • 14 June 2013
    PIRC investigation - road traffic accident on A92 Arbroath to Carnoustie

    The PIRC investigation has now concluded. A report has been submitted to Police Scotland. Background: Following an incident on Sunday 2 June involving a 39 year old male pedestrian and a vehicle on the A92 Arbroath to Carnoustie road, the Police Service of Scotland referred the matter the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner. In a summary of its independent investigation report published on 14 August 2013, the PIRC is critical of Police Scotland's management and response to various incidents leading up to and following the serious road accident near Arbroath in June this year.


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  • 13 June 2013
    PIRC investigation - death of a 30 year old male in Aberdeen

    The PIRC investigation has now concluded. A report has been submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. Background: Following the death of a male aged 30 on 6 May 2013 on the Great Northern Road in Aberdeen, 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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  • 29 May 2013
    PIRC investigation - death of 48 year old male following incident in Barmulloch, Glasgow

    The PIRC investigation has concluded. A report has been submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Background: The Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service instructed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner to carry out an investigation into the circumstances leading to the death on 27 May 2013 of a 48 year old man.


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  • 20 May 2013
    PIRC investigation - taser use in Edinburgh

    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 assessed the discharge of a taser in Edinburgh on 15 May 2013.


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  • 17 May 2013
    PIRC Investigation - baton round and taser use in Bannockburn

    This investigation has now concluded and a report is available on the investigation reports page of our website. Background: The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner is investigating an incident on 4 May 2013 in Bannockburn, Stirling where police used a baton round and taser against a 15 year old boy.


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  • 17 May 2013
    PIRC Investigation - COPFS instructed investigation following death of man in Perth

    The PIRC investigation has now concluded. A report has been submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. Background: The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has instructed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner to carry out an independent investigation into the circumstances leading up to the death of man in Perth.


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