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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 - Northern Constabulary
    Reference:
    PCCS/00404/12/NC
    Police Body:
    Report, Northern Constabulary
    Date:
    21 August 2013
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    404/12. The complaints in this case arose from the police investigation into the sudden death of the applicant's husband. 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 - Northern Constabulary
    Reference:
    PCCS/00438/12/NC
    Police Body:
    Report, Northern Constabulary
    Date:
    21 August 2013
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    438/12. The complaints in this case arose as a consequence of the applicant's contact with the police on a number of occasions. The Commissioner considered four complaints, all of which were found to have been dealt with to a reasonable standard. No recommendations were made.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00141/11/PF - SP
    Police Body:
    Report, Strathclyde Police
    Date:
    21 August 2013
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    141/11. The applicant’s complaint arose from alleged anti-social behaviour by her neighbour. The Commissioner found that Strathclyde Police did not deal with the complaint to a reasonable standard. A single recommendation was made in this connection.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00196/12/SP
    Police Body:
    Report, Strathclyde Police
    Date:
    21 August 2013
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    196/12. The complaint in this case arose from the detention and arrest of the applicant's son. The Commissioner found that the complaint was dealt with to a reasonable standard. No recommendations were made.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00431/12/PF - SP
    Police Body:
    Report, Strathclyde Police
    Date:
    21 August 2013
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    431/12. The complaints in this case arose from an incident in the applicant's home in which she alleged she had been assaulted. Of the two complaints considered, the Commissioner found that one was dealt with to a reasonable standard while the other was not. For the reasons given in the report, no recommendations were made.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00453/12/SP
    Police Body:
    Report, Strathclyde Police
    Date:
    21 August 2013
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    453/12. The complaint in this case arose from officers forcing entry to the applicant's home. The Commissioner found that the complaint was not dealt with to a reasonable standard. A single recommendation was made in this connection.
  • Title:
    Report - Strathclyde Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00498/10/SP
    Police Body:
    Report, Strathclyde Police
    Date:
    21 August 2013
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    498/10. The complaints in this case arose from a neighbour dispute in which the applicant was involved. Of the three complaints reviewed, the Commissioner found that two were dealt with to a reasonable standard while the remaining complaint was not. For the reasons given in the report, no recommendations were made.
  • Title:
    Report - Tayside Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00405/12/TP
    Police Body:
    Report, Tayside Police
    Date:
    21 August 2013
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    405/12. The complaints in this case arose from an incident in which police officers attended at the applicant's home. Of the three complaints considered, it was found that none was dealt with in a reasonable manner. Two recommendations were made in this connection. A further complaint regarding the length of time taken to deal with the complaints was upheld, but for the reason given in the report no recommendation was made in this connection.
  • Title:
    Report - Tayside Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00450/12/TP
    Police Body:
    Report, Tayside Police
    Date:
    21 August 2013
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    450/12. The complaint in this case arose from an incident concerning the applicant's home. The complaint was found to have been dealt with to a reasonable standard. No recommendations were made.
  • Title:
    Report - Central Scotland Police
    Reference:
    PCCS/00410/12/CSP
    Police Body:
    Report, Central Scotland Police
    Date:
    3 July 2013
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    410/12. The complaints dealt with in this report arose following the police investigation into a road collision involving the applicant. One complaint was considered which was found not to have dealt with to a reasonable standard. A single recommendation was made in this connection.