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The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner carries out independent review of the way in which police bodies operating in Scotland deal with complaints made by members of the public.

The Commissioner often publishes reports, known as Complaint Handling Reviews, in anonymised form. This is to provide assurance to the public that there is robust and independent oversight of police complaints handling in Scotland. On occasion a press release to highlight in the media an issue arising from a CHR may be issued, these can be found in the press centre.

Here you will find Complaint Handling Reviews published by the Commissioner.  All reviews are completely anonymised prior to publication. 

Click here to access reviews carried out under the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland.

  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00186/12/PF - SP
    Police Body:
    Strathclyde Police, Report
    Date:
    20 March 2014
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    186/12/SP. The complaints in this case arose from an incident in which the applicant and her husband were arrested in relation to a dispute with their neighbours. Of the six complaints considered, it was found that three were dealt with to a reasonable standard, while the remainder were not. Two recommendations were made in this connection.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00234/12/PF – SP
    Police Body:
    Strathclyde Police, Report
    Date:
    20 March 2014
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    The complaints in this case arose from an incident in which the applicant and his wife were arrested in relation to a dispute with their neighbours. Of the four complaints considered, it was found that two were dealt with to a reasonable standard while the remainder were not. A single recommendation was made in this connection.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PIRC/00236/13/PF - SP
    Police Body:
    Strathclyde Police, Report
    Date:
    20 March 2014
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    236/13/SP. The complaints in this case arose from an incident in which police officers attended the applicant's home and asked to speak with his son. Of the three complaints considered, it was found that none was dealt with to a reasonable standard. A single recommendation was made in this connection.
  • Title:
    Report - Tayside Police
    Reference:
    PIRC/00157/13/PF-TP
    Police Body:
    Report, Tayside Police
    Date:
    20 March 2014
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    157/13/TP. The complaints in this case arose from a dispute over the use of a shared access gate to the applicant and his next door neighbour's properties. Of the two complaints considered it was found that one was dealt with to a reasonable standard while the other was not. A single recommendation was made in this connection.
  • Title:
    Report - Central Scotland Police
    Reference:
    PIRC/00253/12/CSP
    Police Body:
    Central Scotland Police, Report
    Date:
    19 February 2014
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    253/12/CSP. The complaints in this case arose from the police handling of allegations made against the applicant. Of the three complaints considered, it was found that one was dealt with to a reasonable standard while the remainder were not. Two recommendations were made in this connection.
  • Title:
    Report - Central Scotland Police
    Reference:
    PIRC/468/11
    Police Body:
    Central Scotland Police, Report
    Date:
    19 February 2014
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    468/11. The complaints in this case relate to the response provided by the police to the applicant's allegations about her neighbours. Of the six complaints considered, it was found that three were dealt with to a reasonable standard while the remainder were not. Two recommendations were made in this connection.
  • Title:
    Report - Dumfries and Galloway
    Reference:
    PIRC/00173/13
    Police Body:
    Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary, Report
    Date:
    19 February 2014
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    173/13. The complaints in this case arose following the applicant being detained by the police for the purposes of a search under the terms of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Of the three complaints reviewed, the Commissioner found that two were dealt with to a reasonable standard while the remaining complaint was not. A single recommendation was made in this connection.
  • Title:
    Report - Fife Constabulary
    Reference:
    PIRC/00153/13/FC
    Police Body:
    Fife Constabulary, Report
    Date:
    19 February 2014
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    153/13/FC. The complaints in this case arose from an incident which resulted in the applicant being detained and arrested for an alleged assault. Of the eight complaints considered, it was found that six were dealt with to a reasonable standard while the remainder were not. Two recommendations were made in this connection.
  • Title:
    Report - Grampian Police
    Reference:
    PIRC/00198/13
    Police Body:
    Grampian Police, Report
    Date:
    19 February 2014
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    198/13. The complaint in this case arose from police involvement with the applicant following the death of his wife. The Commissioner found that the complaint was not dealt with to a reasonable standard. A single recommendation was made in this connection.
  • Title:
    Report - Lothian and Borders
    Reference:
    PIRC/00137/13
    Police Body:
    Lothian & Borders Police, Report
    Date:
    19 February 2014
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    137/13. The complaints in this case arose from the handling of various road traffic incidents and the vehicle recovery scheme operated by Lothian and Borders Police. Of the eight complaints considered, it was found that three were dealt with to a reasonable standard while the remainder were not. Three recommendations were made in this connection.