22 July 2019 | Complaint Reviews
Report - Police Scotland PIRC/00610/17
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 partner passed away and the police seized items which the applicant believes belonged to him. We have reviewed the handling of two complaints, namely that:
- officers did not show the applicant a search warrant before searching his or his mother’s home, or provide a suitable explanation as to why they were there; and
- an officer took too long to conclude the investigation into the theft of property.
Police Scotland’s Decision
Police Scotland did not uphold either of the applicant’s complaints.
We have found that Police Scotland handled both of the applicant’s complaints to a reasonable standard. We conclude that no further action is required of Police Scotland in relation to these complaints.
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