30 November 2021 | Complaint Reviews
Report - Police Scotland - PIRC/00174/21
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.
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The complaints in this case arose after the applicant received a response in relation to his previous complaints about the police.
We have reviewed the handling of three complaints, namely that:
1. a sergeant lied in a statement he provided in relation to the applicant’s previous complaint and said that he did not tell the applicant that police would no longer deal with the applicant if he recorded them;
2. the sergeant lied in his statement when he claimed that the applicant had accused him of treating the applicant differently because of his 'colour'; and
3. by lying in his statement and claiming that the applicant accused him of treating the applicant differently because of his ‘colour’, the sergeant had behaved in a discriminatory manner.
Police Scotland’s Decision
Police Scotland did not uphold any of the applicant’s complaints.
We have found that Police Scotland handled all of the applicant’s complaints to a reasonable standard. No further action is required in connection with the complaints
Police Bodies : Police Scotland