SPA Statement on PIRC Referral


Complaint against the Chief Constable

The Scottish Police Authority has today [Wednesday 27 September] referred a complaint made against Police Scotland’s Chief Constable to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC).

This follows an assessment by the SPA which determined that, if proven, the allegations would amount to misconduct and require to be investigated.

The SPA is required under the Police Service of Scotland (Senior Officer) (Conduct) Regulations 2013 to refer this matter to PIRC for assessment.

Complaint and conduct matters are confidential and the SPA will not provide any further comment on this case at this time.