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.
One CHR report published by the Review Team this week
24 September 2020
One CHR was published by the Review Team this week, examining three complaints against Police Scotland
Police use of Taser on 19-year-old man in Dumfries was proportionate
23 September 2020
An independent investigation report has found that police were justified in their use of a Taser to arrest a man armed with a knife.
Police acted appropriately prior to death of man whose car collided with a lorry
11 September 2020
An independent investigation report has found that police acted appropriately in their interaction with a man, who later died after his car collided with an articulated lorry.