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08 February 2018 | Investigations
Police justified in shooting tyres of car which rammed police vehicle in attempt to escape
The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has concluded that police were justified in using firearms to shoot the tyres of a car which had rammed a police vehicle in an attempt to escape and contained a suspect with a history of violence.
Commissioner releases findings into police response prior to man jumping to his death
A 56-year-old man jumped to his death from the 12th floor balcony of a tower block on 19 July 2016 following the arrival of the police, who had attended there in response to reports of a woman screaming and a man who had been seen with blood on his hands.
Death Enquiry: Commissioner releases findings into police response prior to man being found dead in his van
Just before mid-day on 15 December 2016, the body a 46 year old man was found by police officers in his works van which was parked in a lay-by on a quiet country road, near Dunipace. There were no suspicious circumstances
About 0240 hours on the morning of Saturday 20 February 2016, a 52 year old woman was found dead in her house in Dumfries by police officers who had forced entry in response to calls expressing concern for the woman's safety. There were no suspicious circumstances.
Failures in Call Handling & Incident Management in Respect of the Death of a Vulnerable Person in Edinburgh
On 23 March 2016, the body of 37 year old Andrew Bow, who suffered from Asperger's Syndrome and had learning difficulties, was found in his home in a block of flats in Edinburgh. Despite a post mortem, the cause of his death could not be determined.
Commissioner finds Police justified in Airdrie car pursuit
Around six thirty on the morning of Friday 16 October 2015, two police officers in a marked police car were involved in the pursuit of a car in Airdrie that had failed to stop when signalled to do so by the activation of the police vehicle's blue lights and siren.
Commissioner releases findings on PIRC investigation into police missing person case
Mrs McKay, who had been missing from her home in Glasgow since Wednesday 16 September 2015, suffered from a number of health problems including advanced dementia. It could not be determined when, over the eight day period she was missing, Mrs McKay died.
Police wholly justified in shooting tyres of vehicle involved in ATM theft in Arbroath on 12 February 2016
Those arrested were suspected of being members of an organised crime group responsible for a series of robberies across the UK. The occupants of the vehicle had tried to use it to ram their way out of a police block.