Three CHRs have been published by the Review Team this week, which examined a total of seven complaints made against Police Scotland.

In PIRC/00434/19 the complaint in this case arose after the police executed a search warrant at the applicant’s rental property. On 16 September 2019, officers from Police Scotland forced entry under warrant without having carried out sufficient enquiry, causing unnecessary damage and expense.

We found that Police Scotland did not handle this complaint to a reasonable standard and made one recommendation.

In PIRC/00372/19, three complaints were examined relating to the police interaction with the applicant’s mother and her subsequent time in police custody.

We concluded that Police Scotland handled complaints 2 and 3 to a reasonable standard, but not so complaint 1.

Consequently, we have given a reconsideration direction and identified a learning point to address the shortcomings in Police Scotland’s handling of that complaint.

In PIRC/00021/20, the three complaints in this case arose after the applicant’s various interactions with Constable A.

We found that Police Scotland did not handle any of the complaints to a reasonable standard.

Consequently, we have made three recommendations to address the shortcomings identified in Police Scotland’s handling of the complaints.

All recommendations and learning points should be implemented by Police Scotland within two months.

View an Executive Summary of each case here.

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