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Police Complaints Handling

In this section you can find out about the Dame Elish Angiolini's Independent Review of Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues in relation to policing and the recommendations for the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland.

Lady Elish Angiolini's Independent Review

As well as assessing the current framework, Dame Elish's review reported on the effectiveness of structures, operational responsibilities and processes. 

Find out more about Lady Elish Angiolini's Full Independent Report (2020)

Authority's Response to Independent Review

The Scottish Police Authority responded to the report at the time, thanking Dame Elish for her work. The Authority believes that a robust, effective and accessible complaint and investigation process is essential if any police service is to earn the trust and confidence of the public it serves.

Find out more about Authority's action in response to Independent Review

Progress against Review Recommendations

The recommendations aim to strengthen public confidence in policing in Scotland, and to ensure that the system is fair, transparent, accountable and proportionate, in order to strengthen public confidence in policing in Scotland.

Find out more about Progress against Review Recommendations