Report - Police Scotland

Reference:
PIRC/00482/16
Police Body:
Police Scotland
Date:
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.

 

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