28 March 2023 | For Police
Learning Point Issue 22 - March 2023
Issue 22 of Learning Point, our biannual bulletin where we offer guidance, updates and best practice based on real recommendations made by our Review and Investigations teams, to Scottish policing bodies.
In this issue we look at dealing with non complaint people in custody and the process for the referral, assessment and/or investigations of all on-duty allegations of assault made against police officers and police staff. We cover the effective and efficient use of PIRC’s non-investigation provision and share guidance on how to ensure that complaints are properly recorded at the outset of a complaint enquiry.
Key topics include:
- Serious injury in police custody
- Investigation of Article 3 and 5 breaches of ECHR made against police officers and police staff
- Use of the non investigation provisions
- Recording of complaints
- Timescales and effective communications
- Discretionary decisions