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Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006

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[F1The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner ]S

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F1S. 33 heading substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 61(2)(a) , 129(2) (with s. 100); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

33[F2The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner]S

(1)There is to be an officer known as the [F3Police Investigations and Review Commissioner] (“the Commissioner”).

(2)The Commissioner is to be an individual appointed by the Scottish Ministers.

(3)Schedule 4 (which makes further provision about the Commissioner) has effect.

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F2S. 33 provision heading substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 61(2)(b), 129(2) (with s. 100); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F3Words in s. 33(1) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 61(2)(c), 129(2) (with s. 100); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

[F433AGeneral functions of the CommissionerS

The Commissioner's general functions are—

(a)to maintain, and to secure the maintenance by the Authority and the chief constable of, suitable arrangements for—

(i)the handling of relevant complaints; and

(ii)the examination of the handling of relevant complaints and the reconsideration of such complaints in accordance with sections 34 to 41;

(b)where directed to do so by the appropriate prosecutor—

(i)to investigate any circumstances in which there is an indication that a person serving with the police may have committed an offence;

(ii)to investigate, on behalf of the relevant procurator fiscal, the circumstances of any death involving a person serving with the police which that procurator fiscal is required to investigate under section 1 of the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976 (c.14);

(c)where requested to do so by the Authority or the chief constable, to investigate and report on certain serious incidents involving the police (see section 41B); and

(d)to investigate other matters relating to the Authority or the Police Service where the Commissioner considers that it would be in the public interest to do so (see section 41C).]

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F4S. 33A inserted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 62, 129(2) (with s. 100); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121, arts. 1(1), 11)

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