Police Scotland

PIRC publishes findings on two incidents involving PAVA spray

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) has published its findings on two incidents involving the use of PAVA irritant spray.

Published 25 April 2019

Police watchdog rules that use of Taser on Bannockburn man was 'not reasonable or necessary'

It was "not reasonable or necessary" for a police officer to discharge a Taser on a 28-year-old man in Bannockburn last year, the Police Investigation and Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found.

Published 24 April 2019

Police officers in Sheku Bayoh case win legal challenge for medical retirement

Two police officers involved in the incident which led to the death of Sheku Bayoh have successfully challenged decisions to refuse their requests to retire on medical grounds.

Published 23 April 2019

Watchdog calls for police to be trained on handling of missing person reports

Police Scotland must ensure that all police officers receive appropriate training and guidance in assessing missing person reports, the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has said.

Published 18 April 2019

BTP-Police Scotland merger unlikely following new agreement

Scottish government ministers have agreed a plan that makes the likelihood of a merger between British Transport Police and Police Scotland even more remote.

Published 24 January 2019