19 April 2021 | Complaint Reviews
Report - Police Scotland PIRC/00483/20
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 a Report 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 complaints in this case arose after the applicant made a number of phone calls to Police Scotland and was arrested.
We have reviewed the handling of three complaints, namely that:
- On 9 September 2018, the applicant was arrested at his home address for no legitimate reason;
- During the applicant’s arrest, officers needlessly applied handcuffs to him; and
- On the same day, officers took the applicant’s mobile phone and it was never returned.
Police Scotland’s Decision
Police Scotland did not uphold any of the applicant’s complaints.
We have found that Police Scotland handled all three of the applicant’s complaints to a reasonable standard.
There is no further action required by Police Scotland.
Police Bodies : Police Scotland