02 September 2019 | Complaint Reviews
Report - Police Scotland PIRC/00530/18
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 complaints in this case arose after the applicant’s dog was kept in police kennels and his address was searched following his arrest. We have reviewed the handling of four complaints, namely that:
- the applicant’s dog was not given the special diet it needed for its medical condition;
- officers ‘prodded’ the applicant’s dog with a broomstick, or something similar, when returning it to the applicant;
- officers left the applicant’s property in an untidy state after searching it; and
- officers told the applicant that he would get a lift home on his release from custody, but failed to do so.
Police Scotland’s Decision
Police Scotland did not uphold any of the applicant’s complaints.
We have found that Police Scotland handled all four of the applicant’s complaints to a reasonable standard.
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