29 March 2019
29 March 2019
13 March 2019
18 February 2019
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found that in three police incidents the use of Tasers by specially trained officers (STOs) was both necessary and proportionate.
Five hundred STOs have been trained by Police Scotland in the use of Taser devices and were deployed from June 2018 onwards.
In light of the recent deployment of these officers, the PIRC investigated the initial incidents involving STOs and their use of Tasers.Read more
17 December 2018
A Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) report has found that police were justified in their use of a Taser to arrest a man who they believed posed a threat to people inside his flat.
The 32-year-old was incapacitated by an armed officer using the Conductive Energy Device at the property in Dundee on 7 July 2018.Read more
14 December 2018
28 November 2018
07 August 2018
01 May 2018
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.
06 April 2018