Decisions by the Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman involving PCCS

Report Number: 200702044
Report Date: 17/12/2008

The complainant, Mr C, submitted a complaint about a report (the Report) issued by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS) concerning matters he raised with them.  He said that, although he pointed to a number of inaccuracies in the Report, they were not amended.  He further said that the Report included favourable comments about police involvement and that when it was published, despite it being anonymised, he was easily identifiable. 

Specific complaints and conclusions
The complaints which have been investigated are that:
 a) the PCCS did not amend inaccuracies in the Report which were brought to their attention by Mr C (not upheld);
b) the Report should not have included favourable comments about the police (not upheld); and
c) Mr C was easily identifiable from the Report (not upheld).

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