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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 - Grampian Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00382/12/PF-GP
    Police Body:
    Grampian Police, Report
    Date:
    18 June 2013
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    382/12. The two complaints considered in this report arose following an exchange between the applicant and police officers at an airport. The Commissioner found that both complaints were dealt with to a reasonable standard. No recommendations were made.
  • Title:
    Report - Grampian Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00391/12/PF-GP
    Police Body:
    Grampian Police, Report
    Date:
    18 June 2013
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    391/12. The complaints reviewed in this report arose as a result of two police officers attending at the applicant's home to speak to her husband. The Commissioner considered two complaints and found that neither was dealt with to a reasonable standard. Two recommendations were made in this connection. On 1 April 2013 the Police Service of Scotland assumed responsibility for policing in Scotland. Accordingly, responsibility for implementing the recommendations lies with the Police Service of Scotland.
  • Title:
    Report - Grampian Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00409/12/PF-GP
    Police Body:
    Grampian Police, Report
    Date:
    18 June 2013
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    409/12. The complaint considered in this report arose following the applicant reporting to the police alleged intimidation and harassment by his neighbours. The PIRC found that the complaint was not dealt with to a reasonable standard. For the reasons given in the report, however, no recommendations were made.
  • Title:
    Report - Northern Constabulary
    Reference:
    PCCS/00116/12/PF - NC
    Police Body:
    Report, Northern Constabulary
    Date:
    18 June 2013
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    116/12. The complaints in this case arose from the death of the applicant's brother. Of the four complaints considered, two were found to have been dealt with to a reasonable standard while the remainder were not. Two recommendations were made in this connection. A further complaint regarding the time taken to deal with the applicant's complaints was upheld.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00201/12/SP
    Police Body:
    Report, Strathclyde Police
    Date:
    18 June 2013
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    201/12. The applicant's complaints arose from his arrest following an altercation with his former partner. Of the two complaints considered, the Commissioner 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 - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00294/12/PF-SP
    Police Body:
    Strathclyde Police, Report
    Date:
    18 June 2013
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    294/12. The applicant asked that the Commissioner review five complaints arising from her arrest on 20 August 2012. The Commissioner considered that one complaint was dealt with to a reasonable standard while the remainder were not. Three recommendations were made in this connection. On 1 April 2013, the Police Service of Scotland assumed responsibility for policing in Scotland. Accordingly, responsibility for implementing the recommendations lies with the Police Service of Scotland.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00327/11/PF-NC
    Police Body:
    Report, Northern Constabulary
    Date:
    18 June 2013
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    327/11. The complaints in this case arose from the applicants' detention and subsequent arrest following an altercation outside their home. The PIRC considered two complaints both of which were found to have been dealt with to a reasonable standard. No recommendations were made.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/343/12/PF-SP
    Police Body:
    Strathclyde Police, Report
    Date:
    18 June 2013
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    343/12. The complaints in this case arose from the way in which the police dealt with a dispute between the applicant and her neighbour. Of the two complaints considered, the Commissioner found that neither was dealt with to a reasonable standard. A single recommendation was made in this connection. On 1 April 2013, the Police Service of Scotland assumed responsibility for policing in Scotland. Accordingly, responsibility for implementing the recommendation lies with the Police Service of Scotland.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/347/12/PF-SP
    Police Body:
    Strathclyde Police, Report
    Date:
    18 June 2013
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    347/12. The applicant’s complaints arose from her interaction with police force after she was injured and allegedly assaulted. Of the two complaints considered, it was found that neither was dealt with to a reasonable standard. Five recommendations were made in this connection. On 1 April 2013, the Police Service of Scotland assumed responsibility for policing in Scotland. Accordingly, responsibility for implementing the recommendations lies with the Police Service of Scotland.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/354/12/PF-SP
    Police Body:
    Report, Strathclyde Police
    Date:
    18 June 2013
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    354/12. The applicant's complaints arose from his being issued a "threat to life" warning by the police. Of the ten complaints considered, it was found that five were dealt with to a reasonable standard while the remainder were not. Three recommendations were made in this connection. On 1 April 2013, the Police Service of Scotland assumed responsibility for policing in Scotland. Accordingly, responsibility for implementing the recommendations lies with the Police Service of Scotland.