25 January 2021 | Complaint Reviews
Report - Police Scotland PIRC/00446/20
Our role is to review the way in which policing bodies handle complaints made about them. It is not to investigate the circumstances which led to the complaint or uphold allegations made. When carrying out a Complaint Handling Review (CHR) we consider a number of factors, including whether police carried out sufficient enquiries; their response was supported by the material information available and whether the police response was adequately reasoned.
See an ‘Executive Summary’ of the relevant CHR below. To comply with UK Government accessibility regulations we no longer publish documents in PDF form, so it’s currently not feasible for us to publish a full copy of the report.
The complaint in this case arose after the applicant was charged with engaging in a course of conduct which caused fear or alarm.
The applicant made one complaint about Police Scotland, namely that officers failed to take action against the reporter of an incident, despite knowing that the call received was bogus.
Police Scotland’s Decision
Police Scotland did not uphold the applicant’s complaint.
We have found that Police Scotland handled the applicant’s complaint to a reasonable standard.
No further action is required in relation to the complaint considered in this review.
Police Bodies : Police Scotland