20 May 2019 | Complaint Reviews
Report - Police Scotland PIRC/00401/18
The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) reviews the way in which policing bodies handle complaints made about them. Our role is not to investigate the circumstances which led to the complaint but to review how the complaint itself was handled.
The complaint in this case arose after the applicant was accused of blocking the path of a neighbour’s daughter while she was cycling in the village. We have reviewed one complaint, namely that:
- officers from Police Scotland failed to investigate a fabricated allegation that was made against the applicant, who believed that his accuser had been groomed by her parents in an attempt to discredit him.
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 of Police Scotland in relation to the complaint considered in this review.
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