30 July 2020
30 July 2020
23 April 2019
12 April 2018
The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found that a police officer was justified in using a PAVA spray to subdue a man who began to struggle during his arrest.
Commissioner Kate Frame said the use of the incapacitant spray allowed the police to gain control of the 27-year-old and arrest him quickly and safely during the incident at a public house in Annan in March 2017.
The man was later charged with a number of offences and has since been convicted of possession of an offensive weapon and resisting arrest. He received a prison sentence of 9 months.
As the court proceedings are concluded, the Commissioner can publish the findings of her investigation.
02 May 2017
An investigation into police contact with Alan Hay, 50, who later died, has concluded and a report has been submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).Read more
26 April 2017
The Commissioner in undertaking an investigation after police discharged PAVA spray during an incident involving a 27-year-old man in Annan.Read more
05 August 2016
11 April 2016
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) has been instructed by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to carry out an investigation into an incident in Edinburgh on 11 January 2016 involving a 22-year-old man where an incapacitant spray known as Captor PAVA was discharged by an officer of Police Scotland.Read more