Report - Police Scotland
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- Police Scotland
- 27 March 2017
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482.16 The complaints in this case arose from the applicant being given a warning by an officer of Police Scotland in relation to a road traffic matter.
The following six complaints were considered:
1. that the officer knowingly wrote a false statement about the applicant in his notebook;
2. that the officer asked the applicant to sign his notebook but did not explain why;
3. that the officer wrote a second false statement in his notebook, specifically that the applicant refused to sign the notebook;
4. that the officer neglected to accurately record the incident;
5. that the applicant was stopped unjustifiably and solely due to his identity, which he perceived as harassment; and
6. that writing falsehoods seemed "second nature" to the officer.
The review found that all six of the applicant's complaints were dealt with to a reasonable standard. No recommendations were made.