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18 April 2019 | Investigations
PIRC REPORT: Recommendations made to Police on the handling of missing person reports in response to man's death
At 1805 hours on Wednesday 10 October 2018, a 37-year-old man was found dead in a bedroom of his home in Glasgow. Police officers had forced entry following concerns raised about the man by care staff.
Serious injury following police contact in Falkirk, 28 April 2018
On the evening of Saturday 28 April 2018, a 41-year old-man was arrested by Police Scotland officers in the public foyer area of Falkirk Police Station, West Bridge Street, Falkirk. During the course of his arrest, a struggle took place and the man was forcibly taken to the ground by a police officer and sustained a fractured knee cap.
Serious injury after police contact in Troon on 18 October 2018
About 0030 hours on Thursday 18 October 2018, a car which was being pursued by police crashed into a wall in Beach Road, Troon, injuring the male driver and seriously injuring a woman who was a front seat passenger.
Discharge of a baton launcher and Taser in Troon on 2 June, 2018
On the morning of Saturday 2 June 2018, police officers were called to an incident in North Shore Road, Troon, in response to reports of a man causing a disturbance and threatening to harm himself with a knife.
About 2350 hours on Monday 18 June 2018, a Police Scotland Specially Trained Officer (STO) discharged a Taser device at a 21-year-old man in a house in Jedburgh. The officers had been called to a report that a man was going to harm himself with a crossbow and he had assaulted a woman at the house.
In June 2018 police officers traced a 33-year-old man to an address in Aberdeen following a report of an incident earlier that day involving the man’s partner. One of the officers who attended this incident was a Specially Trained Officer (STO) who was equipped with and trained in the use of Taser. When the police gained access to the flat they found the man behaving in an erratic and unpredictable manner. He was threatening to kill himself, holding a knife to his throat and a pair of scissors to his abdomen.
On Sunday 1 July 2018, a Police Scotland Specially Trained Officer (STO) discharged a Taser device at a 35-year-old-man on a street in Carluke, South Lanarkshire. Officers had been called to a report that a man was in possession of a large knife and had threatened to assault a woman with it. On arrival, police officers found the man behaving in a violent and erratic manner which they considered posed a danger to nearby members of the public, including children.