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Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland reviews


Prior to 1 April 2013, the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) was named the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS) and reviewed the way in which police organisations in Scotland dealt with complaints made by members of the public.

Here you can access reviews carried out under the PCCS.  All reviews are completely anonymised prior to publication. 

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  • Title:
    Report - Police Scotland
    Reference:
    PIRC/00409/16
    Police Body:
    Date:
    13 March 2017
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    409.16 The complaints in this case arose after Police Scotland responded to an allegation that the applicant's mother was being attacked at her home address. Two complaints were reviewed, namely: 1) that the applicant does not believe that officers were justified in forcing entry to his house; and 2) that the applicant believes there was no investigation to establish who made the allegation. The review found that both complaints were dealt with to a reasonable standard. No recommendations were made.
  • Title:
    Report - Lothian & Borders Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00124/12/PF-CSP
    Police Body:
    Report, Lothian & Borders Police
    Date:
    24 April 2013
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    00124/12. The complaints considered in this report arose following the seizure of a car on the ground that the applicant was driving without insurance.
  • Title:
    Report - Lothian and Borders
    Reference:
    PCCS/00270/12 /PF ‐ L&B
    Police Body:
    Lothian & Borders Police, Report
    Date:
    24 April 2013
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    270/12. The complaints considered in this report arose from a series of incidents involving a family which were reported by the applicant to the police.
  • Title:
    Report - Northern Constabulary
    Reference:
    PCCS/275/12/PF‐NC
    Police Body:
    Northern Constabulary, Report
    Date:
    24 April 2013
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    275/12. The applicant's complaints concern Northern Constabulary's handling of his allegation that false information was posted about him and his business on a website.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PIRC/287/12/PF‐SP
    Police Body:
    Strathclyde Police, Report
    Date:
    24 April 2013
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    287/12. The applicant's complaints arose from his being charged with an offence under the Communications Act 2003. Of the four complaints considered, the Commissioner found that three were not dealt with to a reasonable standard.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/274/12/PF – SP
    Police Body:
    Strathclyde Police, Report
    Date:
    24 April 2013
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    274/12. The applicant’s complaints arose from the delay in returning a mobile telephone that had been seized by the police as part of a criminal enquiry.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00044/09/PF ‐ SP
    Police Body:
    Strathclyde Police, Report
    Date:
    24 April 2013
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    44/09. The applicant’s complaints arise from his arrest for an alleged breach of the peace in February 2008. Of the applicant’s two complaints, the Commissioner found one was handled in a reasonable manner while the other was not.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00288/12/PF – SP
    Police Body:
    Strathclyde Police, Report
    Date:
    24 April 2013
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    288/12. The applicant's complaints arose from her being charged with an offence under the Communications Act 2003. The Commissioner considered four complaints and found that two were dealt with in a reasonable manner while the remainder were not.
  • Title:
    Letter - Central Scotland Police
    Reference:
    PCCS-00208-12
    Police Body:
    Central Scotland Police, Letter
    Date:
    21 March 2013
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    208/12. Decision letter
  • Title:
    Letter - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00252/12
    Police Body:
    Letter, Strathclyde Police
    Date:
    21 March 2013
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    00252/12. Decision letter.