Report - Police Scotland

Reference:
PIRC/00611/16
Police Body:
Reports, Police Scotland
Date:
24 July 2017
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The complaints in this case arose from the applicant's detention and arrest for an alleged breach of the Communications Act 2003.

Three complaints were considered:

1. that officers were hostile to the applicant and defensive of the individual reporting the allegations;

2. that officers did not carry out a proper enquiry and in particular did not seize a computer belonging to the reporter; and

3. that the officers had a conflict of interest as the applicant believes they knew the reporter personally.

The review found that two complaints were dealt with to a reasonable standard while the remaining complaint was not. A single recommendation was made in this connection.

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