To carry out thorough and timely investigations of incidents involving the police
To carry out thorough and timely reviews of the way police handle complaints
To carry out our functions with a high level of efficiency, governance and accountability
We independently investigate incidents involving the police.
Find out more about this aspect of our work, including current investigations, published investigation reports (including information on what we can publish) and previous investigations.
Complaint Handling Reviews
We independently review the way in which police bodies operating in Scotland handle complaints made about them by members of the public.
Find out how to request a review of your complaint; what we do when you contact us about your complaint; and the possible outcomes of a complaint handling review.
Police use of Taser in response to violent incident was necessary
15 January 2020
An investigation has found that the use of Taser by police on a 40-year-old man acting aggressively towards armed officers and who had set fire to his home was necessary and proportionate.
Investigation into police actions prior to death of elderly woman in Fife
13 January 2020
A new investigation has been launched following the death of a 97-year-old woman in Fife.
Complaint Handling Review report published
13 January 2020
The Review Team has published one Complaint Handling Review (CHR) report this week. A total of seven complaints were made, of which we concluded that two were handled to a reasonable standard by Police Scotland. Our role is to review the way in which policing bodies...