13 January 2020
13 January 2020
07 June 2019
A report by the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found that officers who pursued a stolen car before it was involved in a high speed collision were not trained or authorised to do so.
In a second report published today, the PIRC has made three recommendations to Police Scotland about the use of the Criminal History System (CHS) and Police National Computer (PNC), following the serious injury of a 31-year-old woman in Fife.
13 July 2018
17 June 2016
30 March 2016
The accidental discharge of a police firearm during a training exercise was negligent and preventable, the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found. In an investigation report published today (30 March 2016), the Commissioner concluded that had police practice and procedures been rigorously followed during the exercise the incident would not have happened.Read more
07 January 2016
02 December 2015
The Crown Office and Procurator âFiscal Service (COPFS) has instructed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) to carry out an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the presumed death of Dean Wood, 21, who had contact with police prior to an incident on the Clackmannanshire bridge, Kincardine, on 13 November 2015.Read more
22 July 2015
A failure to follow procedures on the use of firearms during a training exercise resulted in the unintentional discharge of a shotgun at a police firearms range.Read more
23 March 2015
The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner has found that officers of Police Scotland were justified in using CS spray on two separate occasions, but has recommended that, following an incident at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy last year, more detailed guidance should be issued to officers who use CS spray in hospital environments.Read more