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Contact the PIRC press office on 01698 542 920.  Out of hours media enquiries to 07760 990 897.  Please note this number is for journalists only.

In Crown Office directed investigations the Commissioner is not authorised, in terms of Section 43 (8) of the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 as amended by the Police & Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012, to publish her report. 

Where the Commissioner conducts an investigation following a referral from the Chief Constable or from another policing body operating in Scotland, the legislation permits the Commissioner to publish her conclusions unless criminal proceedings are still in contemplation.

Where the Commissioner conducts an investigation following a referral from the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) regarding misconduct by a senior officer of the rank of ACC and above, the Commissioner is not authorised to publish her report.