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 policing bodies in Scotland.
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 policing bodies 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 interactions with man in Edinburgh appropriate
12 October 2021
An independent investigation has found that police officers acted appropriately during their multiple interactions with a man, who later sustained serious injuries due to a fall.
Police justified in use of Taser against armed man during violent incident
03 June 2021
An independent investigation has concluded that police officers were justified in discharging their Tasers during a violent incident in which a man tried to attack one of their colleagues.
Police officers showed bravery in tackling man armed with meat cleaver
20 May 2021
An independent investigation has found that two police officers displayed bravery in tackling a man armed with a large meat cleaver.